Samsung is lastly bringing out a brand new model of its Jet Bot robotic vacuum, which was last updated in 2021. The Bespoke Jet Bot Combo shall be on present at CES 2024 and is the primary mixture of robotic vacuum and mop from the Korean electronics big. (The corporate has a standalone robotic mop, the Jetbot Mop.)
Samsung hasn’t introduced a worth (the earlier mannequin, the Jet Bot AI Plus, prices $1,300) or a launch date. And it sounds just like the robotic’s options aren’t finalized but (Samsung’s press launch says the robotic is “currently in development,” and its options are topic to alter). However right here’s a take a look at what the brand new robotic vacuum is likely to be able to, based on Samsung.
The Bespoke Jet Bot Combo is a robotic vacuum and mop with a spherical kind issue and a self-emptying, self-cleaning charging base referred to as the Clear Station. This empties the robotic’s bin and refills its water tank whereas washing and drying its two spinning mop pads.
The clear station provides a 3-step Complete Cleansing System for mop pads, which incorporates auto wash, steam cleansing and auto dry with sizzling air. After it washes the mops with sizzling water heated by excessive temperature steam, it then sprays steam on them to forestall odors, enabling extra hygienic upkeep.
This steam cleansing operate is exclusive amongst robotic vacuums, and Samsung says it will also be utilized to the mops when the robotic encounters dried stains on arduous flooring.
In response to the press launch, when the vacuum detects a stain, it can return to the clear station, warmth the mop pads with high-temperature steam and water, after which go clear up the mess with its 170 RPM spinning mops.
As with most high-end robot vacuums, the Bespoke Jet Bot Combo makes use of synthetic intelligence to assist it navigate your property. First launched on the Jet Bot AI Plus, Samsung’s AI know-how powers the robotic’s impediment avoidance, which means it might probably acknowledge widespread home goods and keep away from them the place needed.
The Combo has upgraded object recognition and, based on Samsung, can acknowledge extra family objects than its predecessor, in addition to acknowledge totally different areas in your house and spot stains on the flooring. A brand new 3D sensor permits for “extra exact driving.”
The robotic’s intelligence additionally extends to ground sorts. A characteristic referred to as AI Ground Detect permits it to tell apart between arduous flooring and carpeting, and it might probably decide whether or not to carry its mop pads to go over carpets or return to the bottom and take away them earlier than vacuuming rugs.
This mop elimination characteristic is a brand new trick that just one different robotic vacuum additionally does (the DreameBot L20 Ultra). In my testing of the DreameBot, I discovered this characteristic very efficient for making certain your flooring get each swept and mopped in a single run with out you having to manually take away the mop pads or fear in regards to the vacuum messing up your rugs or carpets with moist mop pads.
Samsung hasn’t supplied any detailed specs for the vacuum, equivalent to runtime, battery dimension, curler brush kind, mud bin, and water tank capability, or whether or not this vacuum has a digital camera on board just like the Jet Bot AI Plus. The Verge shall be on the bottom at CES subsequent week, and we’ll ensure to get some hands-on time with the brand new bot to seek out out extra.