Sunday, March 23, 2008

Samsung Hauzen VC-RE70V Vacuum is Roomba's Clever Cousin

Samsung's new Hauzen VC-RE70V robot vacuum has some clever tech inside.
It actually uses a camera to generate a map of your room, so it knows
where it has already cleaned. When it's low on juice it hunts down its
charging base for power, and then zooms back to where it had got to
before. Of course it also does obstacle avoidance with 15 sensors, but
that's not as cool as the mapping function. If it had internet
connectivity, it'd be the sort of thing you'd end up watching for hours
as it zipped around your home ... well, maybe. Out in Korea this month,
we don't know the price.
Article Link (Gizmodo)

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