Dyson’s most recent vacuum cleaner, the strangely titled 360 Heurist, was not released in the United States, ostensibly because its design was unsuitable for the architecture of American houses.
However, it appears that the company plans to launch a new robovac in the United States soon after filing details of a surprise product with the FCC. Photos in the filing appear to show a new design that is wider and flatter than previous models, with a squared-off rear and a bulkier charging base.
The mysterious robovac features tank treads and a removable dust container, exactly like Dyson’s earlier ventures into this product category. The gadget (labelled RB03) also appears to include the Heurist’s 360-degree camera with LED lighting ring. Those LEDs are crucial because they let the gadget to navigate in the dark, which is useful if you want your robovac to clean while you are away or asleep.
Source: The Verge
Tech giants are literally diving in to robotics. Recently, Amazon also introduced its latest robot, but Dyson has been one of the pioneers in vacuum industry. The device’s branding indicates that it will also employ Dyson’s latest Hyperdymium motors. This is just Dyson’s term for its newest brushless electric motors, which have debuted in its most recent stick vacuums. It also appears that you may remove some of the internal tubing that links the bin to the brushes (see image 4 below). That would be a nice improvement, since the 360 Heurist has a tendency to clog while cleaning huge amounts of material.
The most intriguing modification for this product is its new design. Dyson’s earlier vacuums, the 360 Eye and 360 Heurist, were higher and narrower than competing devices from iRobot and others. This helps them to corner more tightly around things like as chair legs, but it prevents them from cleaning beneath some furniture.
The actual dimensions of this new product are difficult to determine (despite the inclusion of rulers in images, the perspective is misleading), but it appears to be broader and flatter than the Eye and Heurist. This would be consistent with Dyson’s previous remarks that the Heurist was not quite appropriate for US households. Allowing the vacuum to go under more pieces of furniture would undoubtedly be beneficial.
Although the release date and confirmation of this robot have yet to be announced, we may expect to see this product in the United States.