Want to make your home vacuum jealous?
Samsung has unveiled a new smart home device for CES 2021 that functions as a vacuum cleaner and a camera so you can see what’s happening while you’re away. The device also has been recognized as a CES 2021 Innovation Award Product.
The Samsung JetBot AI+ Robot Vacuum can keep your floors clean as well as the air. It’s designed with a LiDAR sensor, akin to what you’d find in self-driving cars, that helps the vacuum determine cleaning routes in your home. Artificial intelligence prevents this device from running into objects and obstacles, such as table legs and furniture.
A Robot Vacuum With a LiDAR Sensor
Interestingly, the JetBot 90 AI+ is also designed to avoid anything “classified as dangerous or likely to cause secondary contamination” (Samsung Newsroom), which we think makes this robot vacuum pet-owner friendly.
In addition to the LiDAR sensor, a 3D sensor allows object recognition, allowing the robot to distinguish different objects and map out the shape of a room. Another benefit this robot vacuum offers is that it traps pollutants that it captures to keep them from being released back into the air of your home through the built-in Jet Cyclone system.
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Once the Samsung JetBot is finished, it will return to the Clean Station and empty any collected dirt and dust. For cleanup, you can empty the bag every two to three months.
Does the JetBot 90 AI+ Work With the Samsung SmartThings App?
Yes! If you have the Samsung SmartThings app, you can actually manage this robot vacuum cleaner by creating scheduled cleaning times, setting up “no-go” zones, and checking the camera to see what’s going on while you’re away.
How Much Does the Samsung JetBot Cost?
Currently, Samsung has not released a sticker price for the JetBot 90 AI+. It is scheduled to be released in the U.S. during the first half of 2021.
Our Take: Is the Samsung JetBot 90 AI+ Right for You?
Ultimately, if you’re looking for some extra help around the house (some smart extra help), then this robot vacuum cleaner may be right for you. We also think it’s a suitable cleaning solution for pet owners, potentially for those who have pets that have long hair or tend to shed more often. We understand the additional demands that can come with pets, so wherever you can shave a little time off your schedule, this product could help.
Samsung is a leading global manufacturer of consumer electronics. The company makes products for both consumer and commercial use, including everyday electronics from smartphones to home appliances, home entertainment systems, computers, and much more.
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