Laser Scanning Vacuum

d80d85-7824-hi-600x421Neato, the makers of the Botvac robot vacuum cleaners, have just announced two new models of the their laser-guided floor cleaners, focusing on hardwood environments, as well as homes with pets.

As for other standard features, the new Botvacs use laser scanning to map a room’s floor plan and then determine the most efficient route to take for cleaning. The vacuums can move from room to room automatically, and recognize when to return to the charging base, then pickup where they left off. Their unique “D” shape also means they can fit perfectly into corners when cleaning.

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