LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ Robot Vacuum Doubles as Security Dog

When paired with a smartphone, the HOM-BOT Turbo+ robot vacuum can send you photos of the inside of your home, doubling down as a security guard.

Photo Caption: LG Electronics will unveil an upgraded lineup of its CordZero collection at CES 2016, which will be headlined by HOM-BOT Turbo+ robot vacuum. (Photo Credit: LG Electronics)

Have you ever wanted a robot vacuum that doubles as security system? Who hasn’t.

LG Electronics’ HOM-BOT Turbo+ robot vacuum, which will debut at CES 2016, employs augmented reality (AR) technology with a smart feature called Home-Joy. This new user interface allows consumers to issue instructions to the vacuum cleaner by using the camera of any smartphone. Simply tap on the part of the room in the image to clean and HOM-BOT Turbo+ goes to that location and begins cleaning.

HOM-BOT Turbo+ features Triple Eye camera sensors that track where it has already cleaned. The camera located on the front of the unit enables another smart feature called Home-Guard. This gives consumers extra security and peace of mind by sending photos of inside the home to a paired smartphone when the HOM-BOT Turbo+ senses movement.

The HOM-BOT Turbo+ also intelligently navigates consumers’ homes and avoids obstacles such as stairs thanks to Robonavi, an intelligent software system that uses the robot’s dual CPUs to make directional decisions.

The HOM-BOT Turbo+ has an 80V lithium-ion battery that’s good for 40 minutes of cleaning.




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Steve Crowe · Steve Crowe is managing editor of Robotics Trends. Steve has been writing about technology since 2008. He lives in Belchertown, MA with his wife and daughter.
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