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Robovac Visualizes Your Home

The new Samsung VC-RP30W vacuum cleaner is not an upright - it's down on all fours, so you don't have to. The Samsung robotic vacuum cleaner draws a three-dimensional map of its environment to enable more efficient (both in time and energy) cleaning.

Samsung Robot Vacuum VC-RP30W

It's time to get rid of that old, inefficient vacuum cleaner, the one that wanders here and there, taking a random walk through your apartment. And no, I'm not talking about your senile housekeeper.

For comparison purposes, you may want to take a look at the robot gardening crab from Neuromancer by William Gibson.

See also this link for more details about the Samsung VC-RP30W Robot Vacuum Cleaner.

Update 12-Jan-2024: Robert Heinlein's 1956 novel The Door Into Summer helped us all to imagine an intelligent robotic vacuum that could also pick things up:

What Hired Girl would do (the first model, not the semi-intelligent robot I developed it into) was to clean floors . . . any floor, all day long and without supervision. And there never was a floor that didn't need cleaning. It swept, or mopped, or vacuum-cleaned, or polished, consulting tapes in its idiot memory to decide which. Anything larger than a BB shot it picked up and placed in a tray on its upper surface, for someone brighter to decide whether to keep or throw away.
(Read more about Heinlein's hired girl robot maid)

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