Worried your vacuum is slacking off? LG shows you streaming video of it in action
HOM-BOT Turbo+ is the phone controlled vacuum cleaner of your domestic dreams.
LG’s latest smart vacuum cleaner uses three camera sensors so that it can track the world around it, including the ceiling, to understand exactly where it is, where it has been and where it needs to go.
The robotic vacuum market is currently being dominated by Roomba, with Dyson making moves as well, but that doesn’t mean other manufacturers aren’t looking to compete with their own advanced floor cleaners.If there’s one downside to the holiday season it’s knowing that you have to clean up all that shredded wrapping paper and the fallen pines from the tree.
LG’s latest robot vacuum, known as the Hom-Bot Turbo+, will have an impressive set of features, including remote camera capabilities and the ability to use your smartphone to select areas most in need of a clean. Fortunately next year our gadgets will be able to handle that for us too, as LG will be showing off its HOM-BOT Turbo+ robotic vacuum cleaner at CES 2016, which you can control using your smartphone. Owners can open the vacuum’s app and use the camera to take a picture of the floor area they want cleaned, tapping on specific spots that need extra attention. We’ve seen several new units unveiled in the last few months, including the smartphone-controlled Neato Botvac Connected, the Wi-Fi-connected Roomba 980, and the bObi pet, which is great for dealing with, you guessed it, pet hair. These three cameras also play a part in the other main feature, dubbed “Home-View.” This lets users watch a live feed of the cleaning cycle from their phone when not at home, but more interesting is that the vacuum can act as movable home security camera.
The vacuum cleaner also uses its vision system to find its way through your home without crashing into obstacles and can also keep track of which areas it has already cleaned. The Turbo+ is powered by a dual core CPU, and uses intelligent Robonavi software to move around the room and avoid obstacles such as table legs and stairs.
If you’re into your vacuum tech, LG states that its new Smart Inverter Motor is 76 percent smaller, 65 percent lighter and 24 percent more efficient on average than conventional vacuum motors. You might think that’s already a fairly impressive feature set, but LG has one more trick up its sleeve – an augmented reality feature called Home-Joy.
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