Dyson 360 Eye Robot Vacuum Cleaner

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It's 2014 and we're still generations away from a working robot maid. Dyson takes us a minuscule step closer with the launch of the new 360 Eye, featuring a 360-degree panoramic camera and infrared sensors. Those built-in technologies allow the device to scan the room's geometry and any potential obstacles, and subsequently chart a suitable course. Rubber treads allows for movement across various types of surfaces (Dyson says testing trials had prototypes traveling 670 miles over 342,000 bump strips), and Dyson's V2 digital motor and Radial Root Cyclone technology suctions up dust and dirt as small as 0.5 micron. And because the Eye’s software tracks the device's progress in real time, it can transmit a live activity map to the user's phone for monitoring and remote programming. A limited release is set for Japan, with no word as of yet on a stateside release.

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