Although I have already reported about Moneual's new robot before CES opened its doors, I went back to see Moneual's booth because the company has received a few awards this year. The most eye catching awardee was the Moneual RoboSpin that autonomously cleans the floor while spins on two microfiber disks. Of course the robot is not systematic, but it can go along the walls or go in circular motion. It is hard to say how well it would cover the floor of a real house, but the idea didn't seem to be bad.
The robot has no wheels on its bottom, the movements are made solely by the two rotating pads. The microfiber cloths on the disks are removable and washable. Naturally the robot only works on hard floors, it won't go on carpet. The rubber coating on the robot's body will prevent the damage of furniture when the robot hits them.
As it will pass through most spots several times, Moneual believes that it is much better than those mopping robots that only clean the floor in back and forth motions. I guess they aim this new robot against the iRobot's Braava models.
The other awarded product was the Smart Robot Vacuum System. This consists of a systematically cleaning robot and a separate dust sensor. The robot cleans the floor line after line and repeats the process in perpendicular lines when the first cycle is done. When the battery is empty it will go to the dock for recharging, and once recharged, it will continue cleaning where it was before the docking. The robot is generally started by the dust sensor that monitors the dust content of the air. The robot and the sensor communicate via wifi, that allows the user to also connect with a smartphone.