iRobot (IRBT +11.4%) has surged to new highs on volume nearly 5x its daily average. The apparent trigger? A WSJ report stating Google is working with giant contract manufacturer Foxconn on deploying robots within the latter's factories.
iRobot has been the occasional subject of Google M&A speculation since the Boston Dynamics deal. However, its product line is focused on home cleaning and defense/security robots.