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Samsung to Debut New Robotics Vacuum Cleaner at CES 2013
The Smart Tango Corner Clean includes a built-in camera and two pop-out spinning brushes
By Robotics Trends' News Sources - Filed Jan 03, 2013

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Samsung revealed yesterday its latest robotic vacuum cleaner -- the Smart Tango Corner Clean -- just a week before a potential CES debut.

Due to the inclusion of appendages, the latest robotic vacuum from Samsung might give pause to prospective buyers of Roomba or Neato devices.

According to Samsung, its newest disc-shaped sweeper contains a "world's first" in the form of two pop-out spinning brushes that extend outward from the device for supposedly improved corner cleaning.

While many robotic vacuums offer built-in brushes at the base that work in a slightly similar fashion, it appears Samsung's version reaches out farther than the competition.

Samsung's foray into robotic vacuum cleaners might appear foreign to our U.S. readers; the company actually sells a range of such products in Europe (and elsewhere) under its NaviBot brand.

The Smart Tango Corner Clean appears very similar in form and functionality to the various NaviBot devices -- minus the tiny arms. A camera is positioned on top of the device, as well as a variety of operational buttons and a built-in display for additional programming options. The camera on top most likely correlates to Samsung's Visionary Mapping System, which uses built-in optics to automatically create the most efficient path for cleaning floors.

Samsung may release prices and more details about the Smart Tango Corner Clean during a company event at CES in Las Vegas on January 8.


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