This unique 360° vision system uses complex mathematics, probability theory, geometry and trigonometry to map and navigate a room. So it knows where it is, where it’s been and where it’s yet to clean. As the image suggests, it’s a similar shape to existing robot vacuums, but arrives equipped with a 360-degree camera. It can apparently wheel around vacuuming your house for 20 minutes, before it needs to get back to a vertically-mounted (extremely classy), glass and acrylic charging station.
The 360 Eye, a follow-up to a Dyson vacuum cleaner called the DC06 from a decade ago, which was never released as it carried a very hefty $16,500 price tag. The 360 Eye won’t be exactly cheap either, we hear, but it’ll be a lot more affordable at around $1,650. The robotic vacuum will be available in Japan first, but will roam carpets and corridors in the US and the UK soon after.
introduced = 2014 in tokyo