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Samsung’s Take On Robotic Vacuums – The NaviBot SR8855

By: Karen Nelson
on February 4, 2012 10:13 am

Samsung has a created their own version of a robotic vacuum called the NaviBot.  It is to offer a more efficient and intelligent way of cleaning your home.  NaviBot features a visionary mapping system, multiple cleaning modes, a triple brush system, and auto recharge and resume.

The Samsung NaviBot is engineered with 38 sensors, which features three cliff sensors to detect the edge of stairs and other surfaces, three anti-tangle sensors that automatically unwind cord or carpet tassles if it encounters them, and auto-stop at lifting sensor to immediately shut the NaviBot off if it falls over or is lifted up.  It also has a self-adjust function that allows it to overcome obstacles of up to 1.5 cm and can automatically adjust for different types of flooring.

It is also equipped with an onboard camera that captures 30 frames per second to create a virtual map of the home.  It captures a picture of the ceiling in the room it is about to clean and then can analyze the space it is to clean. The picture is then utilized by the NaviBot to create a virtual map and create the most efficient route to clean the entire floor.  Just set it to go as you walk out the door, or use the delay function to start at a specified time during the day.  It has a “virtual guard”  feature, which can make an imaginary barrier and not enter other rooms.

The NaviBot features a rotating triple brush system underneath to work efficiently on picking up dirt, dust, and hard to capture pet hair.  The NaviBot effortlessly picks up hair and fluff without it wrapping around the brushes due to Samsung’s patented pet hair care system.  It can hold up to 600 ml of debris with its bagless dust collection and is equipped with a HEPA filter.  The noise level is at approximately 73dBA.

There are various cleaning modes to the NaviBot.  They include:  Auto, Max, Manual, Spot and Edge. The edge mode uses the spinning brushes to clean along walls and other hard to reach places.  The delay start mode can be used before leaving the home so it runs through its routine hours later, or you can rely on the daily schedule time to create a specific time of the day to run.  The manual mode allows you to control the robotic vacuum with its remote control.

The Samsung NaviBot needs minimal human intervention.  When the battery is running low, it will automatically return to the charging station.  It can even resume cleaning where it left off before recharging.  The NaviBot  SR8855 has up to 90 minutes run time when fully charged, and the charging time is to be 33% faster than other robotic vacuums.  There is also a Samsung NaviBot SR8845 available, and a more quiet-to run-version is a new addition to the line.  Samsung’s robotic vacuums have a suggested retail starting at $599, price varies with each model.

Comments

  1. 1
    Uri says:

    If this is the future trend, women won’t need men

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    Cynthia says:

    The real question is how long will it last. I had an iRobot Dirt Dog, LOVED it, worked super for cleaning cat fluff off my hardwood floors, but it didn’t last a full year. I got a warranty replacement, and that got me through the year and then conked out once the warranty was a goner. Until I’m sure an automated floor cleaner will last for years and years, I simply can’t afford one, especially at $599.

  3. 3
    Peter says:

    It also has an automatic dirt dispenser dock that dumps the full canister onto the dock and proceeds with an empty canister.

    True no human intervention needed.

  4. 4
    Ali Tan Serbetci says:

    @ Cynthia.. yes, you are right if it is a Samsung product. Their products never last long, say it is a robotic product. I own a Roomba for four years now and besides normal maintenance, never needed a service. Thanks irobot.

  5. 5
    Kevin says:

    i wonder how this compares to the neato vx-11. i’ve been using a neato for a little over a year and have loved it, but recently got a high rug (2cm) that it just can’t climb over.

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    Ali Tan Serbetci says:

    @ Kevin, a Roomba can climb something like 15mm without any trouble. Higher carpets, thicker piles.. it sometimes climb, sometimes not. Once it climbes, no problem at all.

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    Gregory Young says:

    Samsung should have taken this one more level and allow it to be controlled with a smartphone app. Now that would be cool has heck. If they added a motion sensor and wi-fi; then it could be used as a guard dog using its on-board camera to send e-mail pictures to a smartphone should someone break into your home.
    This would be the first robot to clean your house and prevent someone else from cleaning your house. Now if only someone would come up with a self cleaning toilet, bathtub and robotic duster.

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