Samsung announces first-of-its-kind robot vacuum that can also mop and steam-clean

January 4, 2023

Samsung has announced the development and rapid availability of the Bespoke Jet Bot Combo, a follow-up to its Samsung Jet Bot AI+ robot vacuum. This all-in-one cleaning companion—which will be fully unveiled at CES 2024 starting on January 9is able to vacuum dirt, mop hard floors, and steam-clean carpets to remove stains, reports TechRadar.

SamsuAccording to the company, this is the first robot to include all three in one package. Not only does this mean you can have fewer robot cleaners taking up space in your home, but the robot can use its features to keep itself fresh and odor-free, for example by using steam to clean its mop pads.

On top of these cleaning functions, Samsung has revealed that the robot uses an improved version of the AI object recognition seen in the Jet Bot AI+. So not only should it feature quick mapping and clever obstacle detection, but Samsung promises its robot vacuum can now recognize carpet stains and different kinds of spaces.

When it maps your home the Bespoke Jet Bot Combo can automatically suggest no-go zones, like bathrooms or entrances, to make it easier for you to designate areas the cleaner should avoid. And when it detects a stain the robot will automatically return to its base station to heat its mop pads with steam before returning to scrub them with motors that can spin up to 170rpm.

Beyond this, the vacuum will also come with a base station that charges, empties, and cleans the robot automatically. The robot also will be able to use this station to store its mop while it cleans long-pile carpets; it drops them off automatically to stop them from dragging along the carpet and spreading dirt.

What’s more the new robot promises to fix some of the issues found with earlier models. Chiefly, the robot looks to be quite a bit smaller, which should help it reach more areas of your home by getting under all of your furniture without needing assistance.

Research contact: @techradar