This first appeared in BostonInno.

iRobot, which has long been a leader in consumer robotics, has acquired Root Robotics, an education tech startup spun out of the Wyss Institute at Harvard University. The Bedford-based company will now begin selling Root, a robot that helps kids learn to code.

For iRobot (Nasdaq: IRBT), the acquisition is its latest foray into STEM education. The company has been involved in educational outreach for more than a decade through initiatives like Starter Programs…

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