Understands voice and gestures. Former Google engineers created a robot vacuum cleaner with AI (video)
Matic does not send room maps to cloud storage, so it does not require an Internet connection for its operation
Former Google Nest engineers Mehul Nariyawala and Navneet Dalal presented Matic, a fully autonomous robotic vacuum cleaner with artificial intelligence. According to the developers, it moves around the house in the same way that most people do. They promise that their robot vacuum will clean and won't get tangled in wires or toys.
Matic moves around the house not with the help of sensors, as other robot vacuum cleaners do, but with the help of five RGB cameras. They give him the opportunity to create a three-dimensional map of the room. In theory, this could keep the robot vacuum from tripping over wires or toys, or getting tangled in high-pile carpets. After all, according to the developers, it will move indoors as it does, for example, a self-driving car on the road, The Verge writes.
The developers worked on its creation for six years. Now they claim that Matic does not bump into the legs of chairs and tables and does not get tangled in scattered things. In addition, with the help of computer vision, he independently switches the vacuum cleaner to wet cleaning for cleaning liquid pollution.
Matic does not send room maps to cloud storage, so it does not require an Internet connection for its operation.
The robot can be controlled by voice or gestures. In particular, he understands the commands: “Matic, clean up there” and “Matic, wash the bathroom.”
He can also go out on his own for a few hours in search of dirt. But over time, the robot will learn the habits of the owners and will know when and where it is better to clean more often, the developers promise.
When its one-liter garbage container is completely full, the robot parks itself next to the garbage can and asks to clean it.
The volume of the Matic does not exceed 55 dB. Water tank – 600 ml. Garbage and liquid fall into one bag, the liquid is absorbed by crystals similar to those used in diapers.
The robot vacuum can be pre-ordered now at maticrobots.com for a discounted price of $1,495. It will begin to be delivered from March next year. The full cost of Matic is $1,975.