CES 2019: Ecovacs to launch world-first mobile air purifier

With rising interest in indoor air quality and steady growth in uptake of air purification products, Ecovacs has unveiled the world’s first mobile air purifier – the Atmobot – at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.

The Atmobot mobile air purifier features a laser distance sensor and ultra-sonic sensors to create a virtual map of its surroundings and detect obstacles in the area. The robot will scan and section out a user’s home to automatically select a purification spot in each area, start purifying and move to the next spot when air quality reaches adequate levels. This is indicated by a light atop of the air purifier which changes from red to yellow to green and then to blue to indicate that the air has been purified.

With four layers of HEPA filter on both sides and three levels of fan power, the Atmobot can be controlled via its accompanying remote or paired with the Ecovacs app for full control. The Atmobot is best suited to rooms measuring up to 30 square metres.

Ecovacs is also strengthening its robotic vacuum cleaner line-up with the new Deebot AIVI (Artificial Intelligence and Visual Interpretation) technology. In comparison to its predecessor, the Deebot AIVI introduces object/environment recognition in addition to spatial recognition. This means the robot recognises selected household obstacles such as cables, shoes and socks.

Easily adapted to home environments, the Deebot AIVI will optimise its navigation route to plan and fulfil cleaning tasks in the most intelligent and efficient way.

Ecovacs initially launched into Harvey Norman stores when it entered the Australian market in December 2017 but has since expanded into Betta Home Living, Bing Lee, Bunnings (as the first robotic vacuum cleaner sold in a DIY store), Godfreys, JB Hi-Fi Home and others.

Ecovacs country manager, Damian Commane said 2018 was a very successful year for the company but is excited for further growth in 2019 with a strong pipeline of products at various price points to suit all budgets.

Australian pricing and availability for both the Atmobot and Deebot AIVI is yet to be confirmed.

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