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LG Launches Robotic Vacuum and Motorized Canister Vacuum at CES 2012

LG Electronics has launched a new home vacuum cleaner technology, KOMPRESSOR FOLLOW ME, and its latest flagship robotic vacuum cleaner, HOM-BOT, at the International Consumer Electronics Show (CES).

LG Electronics Home Appliance Company’s Executive Vice President and CEO Moon-bum Shin stated that the HOM-BOT robotic vacuum is a novel technology and features a mix of infrared and ultrasonic sensors and dual cameras that make cleaning an easier task and at the same time reduces collisions. Moon-bum Shin further informed that the KOMPRESSOR FOLLOW ME provides all the benefits of the former KOMPRESSOR Vacuum (LcV800R) and also includes additional features that improve users’ convenience. The vacuum cleaner, via its dust compression and automatic movement technology, allows a more efficient cleaning experience.

The KOMPRESSOR FOLLOW ME is a bag-less vacuum cleaner that mimics the movement of the user. This eliminates the need to carry the canister from one room to another while vacuuming. Through Active Following Wheel and Automatic Location Recognition technologies, the vacuum cleaner utilizes four interconnected sensors, which are found on its handle and body to supervise and maintain a distance of around 3.3 ft from the user. Sensors fitted onto the body can perceive the movement of the handle after which they set off the Active Following Wheel Technology to promote smooth movement according to user’s convenience. The motorized canister vacuum also features the company’s KOMPRESSOR technology, which utilizes a dust compression system and minimizes dust clouds while emptying the dustbin. A multi-layer filter also improves the air quality.

The HOM-BOT (LrV5900) uses a navigation technology that allows fast and efficient cleaning. It has a camera that checks the ceiling surfaces and captures about 30 images per second which can be examined later to produce mapping data. Its infrared sensors can perceive obstacles like furniture or stairs and can even sense the areas that have been cleaned. The HOM-BOT has received the 2012 CES Innovation Award Honoree.

Source: http://www.lg.com

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