LG announces the first robotic vacuum cleaner of Korea

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LG today has announced the first Korean made autonomous vacuum cleaner robot, the Roboking. Although a prototype was on display in the Korean Electronics show as early as 1992, this is the first commercially available model from Korea. The robot is equipped with cliff sensors, collision sensors, and can be controlled by a remote control. The robot comes with a docking station, and the Roboking can find it for automatic charging when needed. The development of this model started 3 years ago and will cost 2.49 million won. Roboking's running time can be adjusted to the room size (small, medium, large) and it has a spot mode in which the robot cleans approximately 1 sqm in spiral movement.

Interestingly, LG Electronics has already announced that they are working on the next generation of the robot, that will be available next year.

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