"There's an entire ecosystem of things and services that the smart home can deliver once you have a rich map of the home that the user has allowed to be shared," he said.
Angle has three firms in mind, Apple, Amazon and Alphabet. Roomba has already opened discussions with Amazon, and he expects to have something official done with at least one of the trio of tech giants by 2020.
It's a fair assumption that the three companies would be interested in acquiring that data because we know that they want to have as much data on humans as they possibly can. Customers of iRobot and other smart devices, though, may not be so positive. Indeed, on Twitter the response is almost entirely negative.
Still, while he was at it he also waxed about patents, how many patents his company has and how that gives it something of an advantage over the competition. "[Patents are a] huge part of our competitive moat," he said. "It is getting really hard not to step on our intellectual property."