The launch of the new product – the Dyson 360 Eye – was teased at the end of last month in a video that led to speculation that the new product could be a robotic vacuum cleaner.
The Dyson 360 Eye can ‘see where it is, where it has been, and where it is yet to clean’, according to Dyson founder James Dyson.
‘Most robotic vacuum cleaners don’t see their environment, have little suction, and don’t clean properly. They are gimmicks’, he says.
‘Vision, combined with our high speed digital motor and cyclone technology, is the key to achieving a high performing robot vacuum – a genuine labour saving device.’
The product has been in development for the past 16 years, and Dyson claims it has ‘more suction power than any other robot vacuum cleaner on the market’.
The vacuum cleaner can be programmed remotely using a smartphone to schedule when the house is vacuumed.
According to Dyson, the product’s ‘unique 360° vision system’ uses infrared sensors that work with a lens on the top of the machine that create a floor plan to navigate and clean.
Dyson says, ‘The camera can see all around the room at once so the machine can accurately triangulate its position.
‘It then uses landmarks within the images to establish how it has moved between each frame and update its model of the environment accordingly.’
Other features include a full-width carbon fibre brush bar and ‘Radial Root Cyclone technology’ which can separate dust and dirt to capture particles as small as 0.5 microns (600 times smaller than a full-stop).
The Dyson 360 Eye robot vacuum cleaner will go on sale in Japan in spring 2015, with the rest of the world to follow later in the year.