ECOVACS AIVI (Artificial Intelligence and Visual
Interpretation) technology can stop its new DEEBOT OZMO 960 from getting all
tied up in common household items.
GadgetGuy’s reviews of robot cleaners last year were critical of how easy it was to stop a robot – a stray sock, electrical cords, shoelaces, bed linen etc., all became tangled in the infernal machines. Come home expecting a clean house – I think not!
ECOVACS introduces AIVI
AIVI uses object/environment
recognition in addition to spatial recognition,
to match DEEBOT OZMO 960’s surroundings to household obstacles lying around the
floor. That means you will not have to (but should) pick up cables, shoes,
socks and more before DEEBOT OZMO 960 starts.
ECOVACS (website here) says user data and privacy is safe as no images will go to ECOVACS or third parties. Users may also choose to “opt-in” to a product improvement program to ECOVACS to improve its AI technology based on robust research and training data.
ATMOBOT: The Smart
Autonomous Air Purifying Robot that moves me!
ECOVACS ATMOBOT air
purifier features a Laser Distance Sensor and ultrasonic
sensors, which can create a virtual map of its surroundings to detect obstacles
in the area, allowing the robot to map an efficient path around users’ homes.
The robot will scan and section out a user’s home to
automatically select a purification spot in each area, start purifying, and
move to the next spot when the air
quality reaches adequate levels.
ATMOBOT also moves
intelligently so everyone in the family can enjoy clean, fresh air in every
part of their home, instead of having to carry a weighty air purifier from one
room to another.
With four layers of HEPA filter on both sides and three
levels of fan power, ATMOBOT offers peace
of mind regarding its air purification ability.
The robot works autonomously and intelligently after
recharging. Meanwhile, users can also
pair it with the ECOVACS App to enjoy full control and the freedom to choose
which area to start air purifying by manually setting up purification spots on
the virtual map.
Australian pricing and availability TBA
GadgetGuy’s take – a smart robot in every home
Early last year we reviewed the ECOVACS OZMO 930, and it scored 3.6-out-of-5 – probably because we had just reviewed the ‘king’ of robot vacuum cleaners the $1,999 Samsung VR9300 (now replaced with the POWERbot Vac x70 updated 9350 model).
In both cases, Samsung and ECOVACS
were adequate but not yet reliable enough to leave unattended. ECOVACS AIVI (and Samsung’s new room mapping and blind
spots feature) give later generation cleaners that much needed intelligence to do
the job better.