LG gives its newest vacuum cleaner the gift of augmented reality

Wish you could give your robotic vacuum cleaner specific instructions so that it tends to the areas that need cleaning most? LG is making it happen.

In January, at the much anticipated yearly consumer electronics show, CES, which takes place in Las Vegas, the company will show off its newest robotic vacuum cleaner — the HOM-BOT Turbo+.

LG's HOM-BOT Turbo+. (Image Credit: LG)
LG’s HOM-BOT Turbo+. (Image Credit: LG)

The cordless, autonomous cleaner employs augmented reality technology in a smart feature LG calls Home-Joy, which allows users to issue instructions to the vacuum cleaner by designating areas that need extra cleaning with the camera of his or her smartphone. To specify what needs cleaning, a person must tap on the part of the room in the image to clean and HOM-BOT Turbo+ goes to that exact location and begins cleaning.

The HOM-BOT Turbo+ is equipped with Triple Eye camera sensors that record the surrounding area — even the ceiling — to track where it has already cleaned.

The camera on the front of the HOM-BOT Turbo+ also provides users with a real-time video feed directly to their smartphones allowing them to remotely control the HOM-BOT Turbo+ and clean from anywhere. The vacuum even acts as a security system by sending photos of inside the home to the user’s smartphone when it senses movement.


Now we can patiently wait a few more weeks until LG displays the tech at CES.

Learn more at LG.

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