Sunday, May 20, 2012

Cocorobo - the Intelligent Vacuum Cleaning Robot

I have used a Roomba for years, I like the product but it does have its limitations. The greatest limitation of mine has been the batteries which seem to die after a few months of use, and then have to be replaced.

Now I have a new intelligent vacuum cleaning robot lust known as Cocorobo. You can communicate with robot via your a smartphone application, speech recognition, or its remote. It also has the ability to respond to you with simple greetings.

Other features include:

  • 1.3-megapixel camera
  • an LED light
  • wireless LAN connectivity
  • Uses phosphate lithium batteries (which has a batter life three years or 1,200 charges)

All these features doesn't come cheap, the estimated retail price for the RX-V100 is around US$1,600 or the basic version RX-V80 without a camera will be around US$1,100
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