LG launches robot vacuum Hom Bot Square

Brittany A. Roston - Oct 23, 2012, 2:04am CDT
LG launches robot vacuum Hom Bot Square

Few things are better than having robots perform your chores for you. While wireless robot vacuums have been on the market for years, the earliest models were clunky and not terribly good at their jobs. That has changed as technology has improved, however, and now LG has announced its latest offering: the Hom-Bot Square.

The Hom-Bot square is a small robot vacuum that was previously referred to as the Hom-Bot 3.0 This updated Hom-Bot vacuum features a new square shape (hence its name), as well as longer side brushes and a larger body. According to the announcement, it is 72% more efficient at cleaning corners than the previous model. Check out their “Dirty Nightmare” video for a strange glimpse into its square-shaped goodness.

The top camera performs ceiling localization and mapping, while the sensor creates a map of the room it’s in and keeps the device’s placement within it. The top camera has a sensor that can adjust to darker settings called Illumination Invariant based Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, II-SLAM for short. The device uses ultra-sonic distance sensors, and has a learning function that allows it to adjust to the room it’s in.

Like the versions before it, the Hom-Bot Square features Spiral, Zig Zag, and Cell by Cell models; it also features the new My Space mode, which lets it clean a specific area one time, after which point its memory will reset. The device is now on sale in France, Germany, Italy, and Spain. It is also known as the Carpet Master in Germany.

[via LG Korea]

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