Samsung has just released a brand new robot vacuum but this one is the first to be Intel AI-powered. So, what does that actually mean? Well, this vacuum has the LiDAR sensor that features in self-driving cars, meaning it can work with precision and effectively clean your home with minimal effort on your behalf. And the best bit is, this robot vacuum empties itself so there’s even less work to do there too.
Revealed as part of CES 2021, Samsung’s new robot vacuum is called the JetBot 90 AI+ and with a name like that, you’d be right in thinking it’s wrestling for a place among the best robot vacuums (opens in new tab).
Samsung isn’t the own brand changing up how we do chores either, and earlier this week we announced that LG’s new vacuum cleaner is self-emptying (opens in new tab) too. It seems that because more of us are spending time at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 is actually the year to make life easier for yourself and let your appliances do the work for you. Something we can get on board with.
How does the Samsung JetBot 90 AI+ work?
The Samsung JetBot 90 AI+ is fitted with high-performing sensors so that it can detect objects up to 20 feet away. It’s also capable of working out what those objects are and deciding which ones it needs to avoid, and those it can get up close to clean besides. Because of its AI capabilities, this robot vacuum has learned household items from over one million images. Everything from cables to towels can be detected by this clever bit of kit.
Rotating 360 degrees, the JetBot is controlled via Samsung’s own app on your smartphone (opens in new tab). Fitted with a built-in camera, this robot vac lets you check in on its progress, and you’ll even be able to see your pets hanging around if they’re in view.
Using the app, you’ll be able to set your own cleaning schedules and program your vacuum not to clean in certain areas if you don’t want it to.
When the JetBot has finished cleaning, it will automatically return to its Clean Station - a dock that empties the vacuum's bin for you. Inside the Clean Station, everything the vacuum has collected is put through a filter system which works to trap 99.9% of pollutants.
Since this vacuum empties itself into the Clean Station, you will have to empty that, but only every two to three months, and a handy light will alert you when this needs doing.
Is this the future of cleaning?
While Samsung’s new robot vacuum cleaner is one of the first to feature AI technology, other big brands including the iRobot Roomba vacuum cleaners (opens in new tab) have become increasingly popular in recent years as consumers take advantage of appliances doing the work for them.
And it makes sense too. With some of the best front load washers (opens in new tab) also now smart-enabled, it means users can program their appliances from their phone. Convenience isn’t the only benefit either as many smart-enabled appliances, such as washing machines, can detect the load they need to clean and adjust their settings to only use the amount of energy needed to get the job done. Some machines will even automatically dispense just the right amount of detergent too.
As we look to find more sustainable ways to live, these appliances are also designed to help us waste less. Just yesterday, we announced that with Samsung’s new app, your smart fridge can write your shopping list (opens in new tab) based on what ingredients you already have at home.