Robotic home cleaning assistants (or vacuuming robots, for short) are becoming more and more popular around the world, and, for this reason, some manufacturers equip them with all sorts of extra features, this also being the case with Samsung.
In fact, Samsung has just recently released a new cleaning robot
that will deliver an enhanced level of versatility, delivering not just dust-cleaning features, but also surveillance-related ones.
The respective device is called the VC-RL87W and it's the latest addition to the company's line of robotic sweepers, capable of providing a very good-quality cleaning around one's home.
However, this new “robot maid” from Samsung also packs a little extra, namely an integrated video camera (TangoView video monitoring solution) and a Wi-Fi module, that turn it into a virtual “watchdog” for the moments when users are not at home.
So, practically, the device connects to a home Wi-Fi network and allows users to control it via a dedicated application, but also to receive video streams from the built-in camera via the Internet, from just about anywhere they might be around the world (as long as they have access to an Internet connection, of course).
Additionally, the robot
also sports a microphone, so that users will also get an audio feed to accompany the video, plus an external lighting system, that can really come in handy during nighttime.
Last, but certainly not least, it's interesting to note that the robotic vacuuming solution generates a relatively small amount of noise (around 48db), although that doesn't really qualify for covert operations, to be perfectly honest.
Pricing for one of the new Samsung robots featuring the TangoView system has been set at around 800,000 Korean Won, or roughly 711 US dollars, which is actually pretty good, given the level of versatility this thing provides.