iRobot enters the smart home with Roomba 980

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iRobot Home App
iRobot Home App
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iRobot Roomba 980 is the first Roomba to combine adaptive navigation with visual localization and cloud connected app control. “Roomba 980 marks iRobot’s first cloud connected product with mapping capabilities for the consumer market – said Colin Angle, chairman and chief executive officer of iRobot -. Leveraging the cloud and mapping technologies, robots gain a better understanding of their environment, and customers are provided with more control. Looking ahead, these technologies will also enable expanded capabilities for connected robots in the smart home”. By combining iRobot’s iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology with new sensors, Roomba 980 independently cleans an entire floor level in a home. With this product, the company is implementing its proprietary visual simultaneous localization and mapping (vSLAM) technology for the first time in a consumer product. Besides, iRobot’s new Home App allows users to connect Roomba 980 to their Wi-Fi network, so when cleaning schedules don’t match social or work schedules, they can start a cleaning job from anywhere, anytime. Available for Android and iOS devices, the Home App expands Roomba 980’s functionality, allowing users to choose the appropriate cleaning mode for their unique home, such as choosing between one or two passes, edge cleaning and whether to use Carpet Boost behavior. The app also provides information about cleaning status, customized tips and direct access to customer support.