The Neato XV-15’s laser-mapping technology and powerful multi-floor vacuum system saves people time by making home cleaning easy, thorough and convenient
London, U.K. 22 June, 2011 – Neato Robotics®, a company based in Silicon Valley, California that is pioneering new products to free people from household chores, today announced the launch of the Neato XV-15™ home robot vacuum cleaners in the U.K. This is the first time a Neato Robotics vacuum cleaner will be available outside the U.S.
Based on advanced technologies that make the robot spatially aware of its surroundings through its laser-mapping system, Neato Robotics engineers have created a simply smarter robot that thoroughly cleans all types of floors and carpets with a push of a button or on a pre-scheduled basis without its owner(s) even being home. The Neato XV-15 all-floor vacuum system is designed to meticulously clean homes on a daily basis; ensuring spotless surfaces and more free time for its owners. It is the ultimate home appliance for everyone including working adults, pet owners, senior citizens, busy families and gadget fans.
Using its laser-mapping technology, the new robotic vacuum cleaner has a 360-degree view of a room, allowing it to see its surroundings and then map the most efficient cleaning path by analysing walls, furniture, doorways and other obstacles up to four meters away. It avoids most obstacles that other domestic robots can only detect by impact. Once it outlines the designated area, the Neato XV-15 covers the perimeter first, and then methodically cleans inside it using a back-and-forth pattern to ensure complete floor coverage and a neatly-groomed pattern on carpets.
The energy it conserves through cleaning efficiency has been redirected to the world’s most powerful robotic vacuum system.At the vacuum’s core is a centrifugal compression impeller that follows jet engine airflow principles. It creates sustained, high-powered suction, allowing the Neato XV-15 to thoroughly pick up dirt, debris, and pet hair with unprecedented cleaning performance.
“The Neato XV-15 is a real vacuum that’s designed to provide complete floor coverage so your high standards are not compromised,” says Avril Murphy, vice president of sales and marketing EMEA, Neato Robotics. “Not only that, but these advanced technologies have been designed to offer real lifestyle benefits, saving you time and taking the effort out of household chores.” Some of the other innovative features and benefits of the Neato XV-15 all-floor robotic vacuum cleaner include:
Scuff-free navigation: The robot’s laser-mapping technology constantly updates its internal map so it can accurately detect objects greater than four inches in height and carefully clean around them without damaging furniture and walls.
Low-profile access: The robotic vacuum cleaner’s low profile (less than four inches high) allows it to clean under beds, sofas, and kick boards in the kitchen.
Smart design and large dirt bin: The Neato XV-15’s D-shape is equipped with a forward-positioned wide brush allows it to better clean the corners and edges of a room compared to other circular-shaped robots with short, centrally-positioned brushes. This industrial design also allows for a larger dirt bin (660cc or .65 litres)
Self-docking to re-power: After completing its cleaning, the robot returns automatically to its base to re-charge itself. By utilising the charging base, the Neato XV-15 is charged and ready to go when it’s needed most.
Cleaning scheduler: With its easy-to-use interface, consumers can schedule the robot to clean every day, keeping homes spic and span.
Availability and Pricing Neato Robotics XV-15 is available for pre-order today from Neato Robotics and will be available to purchase through select retailers including www.amazon.co.uk during the summer. The suggested retail price is £379.99 inc VAT. For more information, please visit www.neatorobotics.co.uk .
About Neato Robotics
Based in Silicon Valley, California, Neato Robotics, Inc. was founded on the idea that it’s possible to create robots that are smart enough to perform household chores as intelligently and efficiently as a human. The company is dedicated to improving consumers’ lives, allowing them to spend less time cleaning and more time with their families and friends. The team of Neato engineers has squeezed innovation from commodity computing products – creating a smarter, more powerful robotic vacuum cleaner than any previously seen on the market.
June 22, 2011 / Press Release – UK