The latest robot vacuum from LG, Hom-Bot Turbo+ will present quite a range of remarkable features, such as remote camera capabilities as well as ability to use your smartphone in selecting the areas you wish to be cleaned. This device will be availed at the CES 2016 show next year.
These days, there is a wealth of choice when it comes to robot vacuum cleaners, with new products coming on to the market thick and fast in 2015. Several new units have been unveiled over the past few months, for instance, the Wi-Fi connected Roomba 980, Smartphone-controlled Neato Botvac Connected and the bobi pet.
The core of any decent robot vacuum has a navigation software, and it is not different for the LG’s latest little machine helper. The Turbo+ is powered by a dual-core CPU and uses an intelligent Robonavi software to move around the room and avoid obstacles like table legs and stairs.
To do so, the system must be in a position to see where it is going. It is fitted with a triple camera setup, which allows it to record the surrounding area, ceilings included, keeping track of where it has cleaned as well as where it is yet to go.
The cameras are as well used for the provision of home security feature referred to as Home-Guard, and the remote control ability known as Home-View. The Home-Guard is designed to automatically send still images to the users’ smartphone in case a movement is detected while they are not in their homes, and the Home-View transmit real-time feed, which allow for remote control vacuuming from basically anywhere.
If you think that is the most impressive feature of this device, you are wrong. LG has one other trick up its sleeve, an augmented reality feature known as Home-Joy. This one allows the users to make use of their smartphone camera in selecting the areas of the room that they want particular attention, tapping on a location to send the robot scurrying off to get started.
The pricing or availability of the Hom-Bot Turbo+ hasn’t been communicated yet, but it will be on the show at CES 2016 set for early 2016, and Gizmag will be on the ground.