by Steve Crowe
Have you ever wanted a robot vacuum that doubles as a wireless security camera? Who hasn’t?
LG Electronics’ HOM-BOT Turbo+ robot vacuum, which made its debut at CES 2016, employs augmented reality (AR) technology with a smart feature called Home-Joy. This new user interface allows consumers to issue instructions to the vacuum cleaner by using the camera of any smartphone. Simply tap on the part of the room in the image to clean and HOM-BOT Turbo+ goes to that location and begins cleaning.
HOM-BOT Turbo+ features Triple Eye camera sensors that track where it has already cleaned. The wireless security camera located on the front of the unit enables another smart feature called Home-Guard. This gives consumers extra security and peace of mind by sending photos of inside the home to a paired smartphone when the HOM-BOT Turbo+ senses movement.
The HOM-BOT Turbo+ also intelligently navigates consumers’ homes and avoids obstacles such as stairs thanks to Robonavi, an intelligent software system that uses the robot’s dual CPUs to make directional decisions.
The HOM-BOT Turbo+ has an 80V lithium-ion battery that’s good for 40 minutes of cleaning.
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Steve Crowe is managing editor of Robotics Trends. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008.