LG strengthens its robotic vacuum range

Launches new model.

LG has rolled out its latest robotic vacuum cleaner – the R9 CordZero – with artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning to recognise objects and room layouts and learn how to effectively navigate around them.

Using an on-board camera and laser sensor, the R9 analyses spaces by mapping its path and navigates around rooms and vacuums as it goes.

The MyZone feature uses the established maps of the rooms to allow users to select specific areas, via the SmartThinQ smartphone app, to either clean or leave untouched depending on the individual room cleaning requirements.

The Smart Quick Charge feature means that if the battery runs low before the vacuum has finished its full cleaning schedule it will automatically return to its docking station for a short duration charge. The R9 will then assess the amount of battery recharging time required, charge the battery and then recommence cleaning.

The R9 HomeView feature allows access to the machine remotely via a compatible smartphone and view inside the home using the front mounted camera. The vacuum can be positioned in a set location within the home and enabled to detect movement or unexpected motion with the HomeGuard feature. If something is detected it takes five pictures of the area and sends them to a connected smartphone.

The R9 also has a Smart Inverter Motor that rotates at high speed spinning a fan to create strong air flows inside the cyclone chambers. When the vacuum detects certain carpet types, walls or heavy concentrations of dust it will switch to turbo mode and increase suction power for a more thorough clean. Its belt driven Power Drive Nozzle tangle brush design will lift dust, dirt and pet hair from carpets and other surfaces.

The LG R9 CordZero is now available exclusively through Harvey Norman for RRP $1,899.

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