LAS VEGAS – January 10, 2012 – Samsung Electronics Australia, a market leader in consumer electronics and home appliances, today unveiled the latest from its robotic vacuum range - the NaviBot S. A visionary cleaning device, the Navibot S provides a hands-free automated floor cleaning- building on the already successful introduction of this robotic cleaner line-upso far, with even more advanced technologies.
With new features including Auto Dust Emptying, increased number of senses which means more efficient cleaning than its NaviBot predecessor, a new sleek design perfect for narrow areas and new dust sensor features.
“Samsung recognises that consumers are looking for a floorcare device that is easy-to-use and makes cleaning a hassle-free exercise. The new Auto Dust Emptying function is a reflection of the added smarts we have incorporated into the new NaviBot S,” said Mike Lilly, Head of Home Appliances, Samsung Electronics Australia.
Auto Dust Emptying
The NaviBot S takes the hassle out of household cleaning by allowing users to vacuum any room in their home simply with the touch of a button. For increased ease of use, the unit comes equipped with an Auto Dust Emptying function. The NaviBot S intelligently returns to the charge base where it can evacuate its dust container into a central ‘bin’, refreshing its charge and getting ready to clean again – all fully automated. It even cleans the main brush while on charge, so consumers don’t even have to worry.
Visionary Mapping™ Plus System – faster cleaning
NaviBot S creates a map of your house using an onboard camera and a suite of advanced sensors such as infra-red detection. The Visionary Mapping™ Plus System can capture images at 15 frames per second with the onboard camera, creating a map of your house and plotting the optimum route to achieve total coverage. NaviBot-S also has the ability to memorise the best cleaning path, calculating its location in the home, and keeping track of where it has cleaned, and what is still left to finish off.
The NaviBot S’ clever cognitive mapping technology uses two CPU control chips, which serve as the ‘brain’ behind its intelligent navigation program, allowing it to remember where it has cleaned in spatial relation to objects and its charging base. Visionary MappingTM Plus creates a virtual map that assists the device in deciding the quickest and safest route to take, and avoid obstacles along the way.
In essence, the NaviBot sees, it thinks and it remembers to ensure optimal performance every time.
Slim & Sleek Design – Narrow Area Cleaning
Back in 2005, a Samsung robotic cleaner’s height was typically over 200mm, but now in 2011, thanks to Samsung’s advanced engineering skills and technology, a Samsung robotic cleaner's designs can be much slimmer while delivering a better performance – the NaviBot S is a tiny 80mm in height. Owing to its slimmer design, NaviBot S can easily get into narrow spaces so it does not loose cleaning performance even in unseen locations like under the bed. This robot can clean places many people won’t reach in their weekly routine. Additionally, NaviBot S’ sophisticated and trendy look, featuring a sleek black appearance and very attractive control surface, enhance the sense of being in the presence of an advanced and high-tech market leading robotic product.
Dust Sensor cleaning (Spot cleaning)
NaviBot S senses when it is collecting a larger than normal quantity of dust and debris, adjusting its program in order to concentrate on that zone until the area is complete. This includes a power boost to enhance pick-up in the affected area, making pick-up even more effective. Suction power adjusts to the amount of dust – automatically shifting to power boost cleaning mode when needed.
Faster and quieter than its NaviBot predecessor, the new NaviBot S takes greater care not to disturb people around their home. This quieter cleaning means users can continue normal activities while the robot gets the job done with minimum involvement and fuss. Seven cleaning modes and HEPA high-grade filtration provide a variety of options to suit users’ needs. When cleaning is completed, the robot simply empties, and is ready for its next use within only three hours of charging, perfect for high-traffic or larger cleaning areas.
The NaviBot S has mutiple safety sensors and a virtual guard navigation aid to help ensure reliable cleaning and to avoid potentially dangerous problems such as falling down the stairs, severe collisions and getting tangled in cables. Consumers do not need to worry when NaviBot S is out of sight since the Virtual Guard provides the robot with a line of sight back to the charge base - up to three rooms away.
The Virtual Guard system uses beacons placed at doorways to further boost the navigation performance, allowing the robot to move between rooms more efficiently and ensuring the device cleans the zone in a priority chosen by the user. Brushes at either side of the device, combined with a Sweeping Blade and Power Brush enable faster and efficient cleaning performance over a wider cleaning width, while minimising the diameter of the actual robot to allow optimum access to tight spots, like between chair legs.
Pricing and Availability
Availability and pricing of the Samsung Navibot S will be confirmed closer to the Australian launch date.