updated 08:35 am EDT, Tue August 30, 2011
LG vac bot streams video in real time over wifi
LG has announced its latest robot vacuum cleaner, the VR6180VMNC Roboking Triple Eye. The Roboking Triple Eye is an upgraded version of the LG Hom-Bot, which debuted at the CES show in January. In addition to the sensors used to guide the vacuum automatically as it cleans, the Roboking Triple Eye also has three video cameras capable of streaming in real-time by Wi-Fi to a home network. The vacuum can be controlled remotely by PC or smartphone. It also responds to voice commands.
LG will demo the Roboking Triple Eye at the IFA electronics show in Berlin, which starts Sept. 2. The company expects to start selling the Roboking Triple Eye in Korea by mid-September. LG did not announce pricing or if the Roboking Triple Eye will be available in other markets. [via Akihabara News]
Smartphone showing video from Roboking Triple Eye