Say hello to our new cleaner ‘bot overlord – the Dyson 360 Eye!
“Most robotic vacuum cleaners don’t see their environment, have little suction, and don’t clean properly. They are gimmicks. Vision, combined with our high-speed digital motor and cyclone technology, is the key to achieving a high-performing robot vacuum — a genuine labor-saving device.” – James Dyson
How the Dyson 360 will perform in comparison to its other competitor – Samsung’s Powerbot VR9000 – is yet to be seen. Though one thing is for sure: the robot cleaner wars have begun!
Most of us should remember Rosie from the hit sci-fi cartoon show The Jetsons. Rosie was, for all intents and purposes, a service robot for the Jetson family – cleaning, cooking, and any other chore you can think of. What made her stand out, however, was that she was also considered a part of the family – respected and loved, with several moments of Rosie showing off her own “humanity”.
This is the dream. Rosie represents the cleaner ‘bot we all want, who we not only rely on to help keep our living spaces clean, but also someone we can enjoy and love. The Dyson 360 Eye is definitely no Rosie, nor are iRobot and Samsung’s cleaner ‘bots, but they’re stepping stones to that future. Soon there won’t just be a cleaner ‘bot in every home throughout the world, but that same cleaner ‘bot may have conversations with you and comfort you when you’re alone – they’ll become a part of the family.
Photo Credit: Dyson 360 Eye