In the run-up to the upcoming CES trade fair, Samsung is introducing a new vacuum cleaner with AI functions. The Bespoke Jet Bot Combo, a robot vacuum cleaner and mopping robot in one, contains a 3D sensor and AI-driven object recognition, which should allow the device to recognize objects more accurately than regular robot vacuum cleaners. The South Korean manufacturer claims that objects with a size of at least 1 centimeter can be recognized and avoided.
In addition, the device must be able to independently recognize rooms. As a result, it automatically designates ‘no-go zones’, such as the bathroom. The device must also be able to detect stains, so that it can autonomously decide to retrieve the mop pads from the cleaning station to scrub the stain clean (with a promised 170 rotations per minute). The built-in AI functionalities can also recognize the type of floor. According to Samsung, this makes it possible, among other things, to distinguish hard floors from carpet, after which the suction power is adjusted or the mop pads are disconnected to prevent cross-pollination.
The manufacturer has built its own deep learning model into the vacuum cleaner for this purpose. The datasets used for this are gradually updated via software updates. The intention is therefore that the robot will function better over time. The company will show the vacuum cleaner at CES next month, but does not mention what it will cost or when the device will be available.