The Cleanest Robot Tech for 2013
Thanks to the latest in clean robot technology, maintaining a healthy and kept-up home just became a little easier.
First, there’s the Winbot suction window cleaner from Ecovacs Robotics. The device, which has a suction pad attached to its unit along with a fastened cord for safety measures (incase the suction mechanism were to malfunction) can clean any size window, whether with a frame or frameless.
The latest from iRobot (who brought us the Roomba) is the Luug 330 gutter cleaner designed to help anyone needing to clear those pesky leaves from their house rain gutters. First, the device hooks onto a belt clip, allowing the user to have both hands free to safely climb a ladder. Then, by releasing the device’s handle (which also serves as its remote control), the user can direct the robot’s path down the gutter by controlling the spin direction of the device’s auger (the spinning device that pulls up the leaves and other gunk). Two modes of operation include manual and autonomous clean. Sensors determine how much power is needed to unclog any tough debris jams along the way. The Luug 330 sells for $300. [See also: 5 Curiously Specific Robots]
And for clean air in our homes, there’s Moneual’s Rydis H800 air-purifying robot. The device, which has a five-stage filtration system, detects poor air quality in a room, whether from smoke, mold or mildew, and will go directly to that area, move around and clean it. Once the robot deems that area clean it will tackle the next room. Multiple sensors and cameras within the system give it the functionality to move around objects and to know when it needs to return to its “charging station” for more battery power. The device operates on both carpet and wood floors.