Here comes a new vacuum cleaner that not only vacuum, but also mops your floor with up to 2kg pressure press on your floor compare to other model in the market that drags it’s fabric. Not only that, it returns to its mothership and self clean it’s mopping fabric and return for another round of cleaning. From a Chengdu-based company of over 20 employees, it’s Venii N1 mopping and sweeping hybrid robot at the TechCrunch event received rave reviews from Techcrunch and Engadget. The talents behind the company were hired from the likes of ZTE, Baidu, Motorola, Foxconn, Ecovacs and more. For those who are wondering, the N1 has over 100 patents in total.
On top of the usual LIDAR and SLAM tricks for indoor navigation, the N1 utilizes a pair of front-facing cameras — one pointing slightly downward with the other looking upward — for recognizing objects. And no, the cameras aren’t able to send data to the cloud due to the isolated circuitry, which is good for those who really care about their privacy.
It’s downward camera can detect carpet as the robot approaches it on hard floor, at which point it will retract the mop and just sweep with its soft velvet roller brush — all the debris gets sucked into a one-liter disposable bag. Similarly, when the robot reaches the corner of a room, it whips out its “Snail Touch” side brush to sweep the remaining space, regardless of floor type.
With its beamforming laser technology it can detect and avoid obstacle easily. You can also use their app to set a schedule for specific cleaning tasks.
The Veniibot relies on a generous 800ml tank inside its “Wash Base” charging dock for self-cleaning and moisturizing purposes. After about 160 to 215 square feet), its returns to its station where its mop gets squeezed, clean, respray with clean water and continues mopping.
One full tank will cover at least 1,290 square feet of space. Well, you”ll still need to clean the water tank eventually.