Have you ever asked yourself if your life can get any easier? It can and it would thanks to Samsung’s think-tanks who have devised a new generation of intelligent vacuum cleaners powered by Alexa’s voice command interface.
What’s the best way to clean up your house without any effort? The answer to this question is, of course, a vacuum cleaner drone. They are small, very powerful, and equipped with every bells and whistles. A vacuum drone is far more efficient than any manual vacuum cleaner since it can map out your home in order to establish a cleaning routine.
When talking about vacuum drones, probably the first thing that pops into mind is iRobot’s Roomba drone. In fact, iRobot is what you may call a trendsetter since it was among the first tech companies to commercialize these little robotic house cleaners.
Samsung was one of the companies who adhered to this new robotic trend. Although Samsung vacuum drones aren’t as popular as those from the Roomba series, the company is determined to win everyone’s hearts with its new vacuum drone model.
Named Powerbot VR7000, the intelligent vacuum cleaner is scheduled to hit the market starting in January 2017. According to the company, the next generation intelligent vacuum cleaner is 20 percent thinner than its predecessor (only four inches in height) and will have a suction power of 20 watts.
But that’s not all. Thanks to Samsung effort, the Powerbot VR7000 will feature better room-mapping algorithms and Amazon Alexa support. Yes, you read that right. Samsung’s newest gizmo can be controlled using voice commands.
Of course, the company will have to update Alexa’s commands library to include Powerbot-related actions. Using your voice, you can now order Alexa to power up or to turn off the gizmo. In addition, you will also be able to tell the intelligent vacuum cleaner where to go and what to clean.
This is particularly useful for those areas that are dirtier than the rest of your house. Less intelligent vacuum drone would simply follow its predefined cleaning pattern. This means that the drone cannot tell if an area is sparkly clean or not.
With the Alexa feature, you will be able to keep track of the drone’s progress and instruct it to go back to a certain area if you think if it’s not clean enough.
The company did not announce when the drone will hit the market or how much it will cost.
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