Supposedly, the new Dyson 360 Eye Robotic Vacuum Cleaner has been sixteen years and nearly $47 million in the making. The WiFi-connected vacuum will arrive alongside a smartphone app that’ll allow you to schedule sessions for when you’re not at home yourself. It’ll clean up your mess for up to 20-minutes before returning to its charging base, and it’s designed to provide much more cleaning power than its competitors like Roomba.
Design-wise, it’s a marvel! It uses cyclone technology alongside its own energy-efficient motor, which can separate dust and dirt. The sensors are made up of a collection of infrared sensors and a panoramic lens with a 360-degree camera that can see your house in its entirety and plans its cleaning route accordingly and efficiently. Now that’s serious robotics. Additionally, it updates where it’s been and can even triangulate where it is at any point, ensuring that it’ll get back to the dock before it runs out of charge.
It travels via caterpillar treads, which helps with moving over multi-surfaces. The app, both iOS and Android compatible, can be used to tweak settings and cleaning schedules.
The Dyson 360 Eye Robotic Vacuum Cleaner will be available first in Japan in Spring of next year, launching in Tokyo. Subsequent markets, including the U.S., can expect to see it later in 2015. No word on pricing, but it ain’t going to be cheap.