Ecovacs is expanding its robotic vacuum range with the addition of the DEEBOT OZMO T8, as the company celebrates three years since entering the Australian market.

The latest model to the T8 series of robot vacuums is the first DEEBOT to include proprietary TrueDetect 3D technology that features advanced obstacle avoidance. It precisely scans for depth and distance to create a fast and accurate 3D image of space and objects with object detection that is 10 times more accurate than traditional infrared technology. 

Ecovacs TrueMapping laser-based mapping and navigation technology uses direct time-of-flight (dToF) laser sensors for two times greater range of up to 10 metres and four times greater accuracy, detecting objects as small as 2mm.

Its OZMO Mopping System removes over 99% of bacteria on floors. An electronically controlled water pump provides precise water flow control and automatic carpet detection. A full-size 240mL water tank covers over 2,000 square feet of space.

The 5200mAh lithium ion battery provides up to three hours of runtime and can easily clean a home that is more than 300 square metres on a single charge.

The DEEBOT OZMO T8 will be available separately and in combination with the newly released Auto-Empty Station (pictured below) to form the ‘T8+’ bundle. The Auto-Empty Station provides 30-plus days of hands-free cleaning by automatically emptying the T8 or T8 AIVI of dirt, debris, and pet hair. With DEEBOT OZMO T8 and T8 AIVI voice alert on the Ecovacs app, users will be alerted when it’s time for a new bag.

Ecovacs is also making its OZMO Pro Oscillating Mopping System – compatible with the DEEBOT OZMO T8 family of products – available as a separate accessory for the first time. The new OZMO Pro builds upon the OZMO Mopping System by tackling stubborn stains including dried liquids and pet prints with results comparable to an electronic mop.

The OZMO Pro features high-frequency vibration that oscillates 480 times-per-minute and includes a unique mopping mode with two mopping patterns – quick scrubbing and deep scrubbing – and four water release levels. With a large 240mL water tank and mop detection sensors, the OZMO Pro automatically turns mopping mode on and off. It also comes with disposable mopping cloths.

“We made a bold commitment upon launching in Australia just three short years ago that we would change and grow the robot vacuum category by delivering an ever-evolving, best-in-class cleaning experience,” Ecovacs Robotics head of Australia and New Zealand, Karen Powell said.

“Over the last three years we have dedicated our efforts to promoting and educating Australians’ views about what they should expect in a robot vacuum in both performance and features. We have integrated it into their smart home, made it easy to control from their phone, driven industry-leading innovation in mapping and mopping and delivered even longer battery life.

“Australians have embraced Ecovacs over this time and the DEEBOT OZMO T8 and our new accessories continue this commitment to innovate and launch new products into the market that will live up to the expectation of delivering the best cleaning experience.”

The DEEBOT OZMO T8+ featuring the DEEBOT OZMO T8 and Auto Empty Station is available for RRP $1,299 from The Good Guys. The ECOVACS OZMO Auto Empty Station for the T8 AIVI and T8 is available for RRP $399 from JB Hi-Fi and Godfreys. The DEEBOT OZMO T8 is available for RRP $999 from Amazon and eBay. The Ecovacs OZMO Pro Oscillating Mopping System for the T8 AIVI and T8 will be available in November from Amazon and eBay.