Evolution Robotics partnered with Yves Behar and his team at fuseproject to design the robot.
Until now, home cleaning technologies frankly looked like sci-fi toys. Our belief is that by focusing on a simple and fail-safe consumer experience fused with a clean-modern aesthetic, we create a familiar and friendly product and brand,” said Yves Behar of fuseproject. “CES’s recognition is a great way to show the perfect marriage between sophisticated technology and considered design.
iRobot has just introduced a new floor cleaning robot called the Scooba 230.
This compact round robot uses a cleaning solution to remove 97% of all bacteria from your kitchen and bathroom floors. The Scooba 230 can also be used with tap water if you run out of cleaning solution. It is easy to refill and empty through two separate holes and the brushes on the bottom are also easily removable for cleaning. The robot keeps the clean and dirty water separate, which is why it has two holes.
The Scooba 230 goes over each area multiple times and uses something called iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology that allows the robot to select from over 40 different behaviors more than 60 times per second.
One behavior allows the Scooba 230 to hug your bathroom walls. Another behavior is called cliff detection. This behavior means it will know to avoid stairs without the need for any virtual walls.
Update: No word yet on price or when it will be available.
We have seen the price listed at $299 on Boston.com, but still no word on when it will be available.