CES 2007 – UBOT is a robot vacuum AND a robo-mop!

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It is only a matter of time until other companies take a run at iRobots crowning position atop of the home robot hill. UBOT is one of the contenders. UBOT works with invisible bar codes written on the floor however and that’s a big problem. If you want a successfull product it’s an achilies heel to ask people to alter their homes in order to make it work. That’s like putting a new lawn mower into the market and telling people it only works if they plant a new type of grass to use with it. Not likely to happen.

Are robo-vacs old news? Not in Korea. The UBOT only went on sale recently, and is a combo device that sucks dust off your floor, sweeps AND wet mops it in a single pass. Now that’s cool.

And it’s got some fairly whizzy tech inside too. UBOT navigates around your house by reading invisible barcodes printed on your hard flooring. Okay, this means you do have to have a new floor laid down to make the most of it – if you don’t, it has sensors to handle just the vaccuuming part.

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