News Archive: September 2015

iRobot Roomba 980: connected and systematic

iRobot Roomba 980

Similarly to Samsung and Neato the maker of the Roomba also made the leap to a connected world. The Roomba 980, the latest addition to the iRobot Roomba line, comes with a built in Wi-Fi adapter that allows the owner to access the device using a smartphone app. The robot can be started remotely, and the owner can check on the progress of the robot during cleaning. Setting the schedule is also available through the iOS and Android apps.

Neato Botvac Connected

Neato Botvac Connected

I was expecting Neato bring its newly announced Botvac D series to Berling (IFA), but we got a little more than the slightly facelift Botvac series.

The new Botvac Connected is the new flagship of the American company offering - surprise - Wi-Fi connectivity. It is probably the hottest keyword in robotics these days, no wonder all companies are updating their product lines with at least one connected model.

Performance bumped Robomows for 2016

Robomows at IFA 2015 in Berlin

For first sight the new Robomow line looks exactly like the one I saw in Berling last year. The outer shell of the robots remain the same, but an important improvement allowed the company to restructure its offering.

Samsung PowerBot VR9200J

Samsung PowerBot VR9200J

Samsung has added Wi-Fi capability to its top of the line vacuum cleaning robot the PowerBot. The new model, called PowerBot VR9200J was the star of the company’s boot as far as robotics concerned.

The cleaning technology did not change since last year. Samsung is still using the powerful cyclone technology, only the handling of the robot got a bit easier. The Samsung VR9200J robot can be controlled and scheduled from a smartphone running Samsung’s app.

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