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iRobot taps former Whirlpool executive Christian Cerda to lead its home robots business

Bedford’s iRobot Corp. said Wednesday that Christian Cerda has joined the company to lead its home robot business unit.

The company makes several kinds of robots. Its military robots can scout battlefields and detect explosive devices without putting soldiers in harm’s way. But as the Pentagon cuts spending, iRobot is looking to put more emphasis on the robots it designs to perform household chores such as vacuuming or washing floors.

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