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CES 2019: Is this robot vacuum the Roomba killer?

08 January 2019
Ironpie smart robotic vacuum is priced at $200 and cleans faster than other models, the company said. Source: Trifo

Trifo has introduced a smart robot vacuum that the company claims cleans faster, protects furniture and will support both Amazon Alexa and Google Home integration.

The Ironpie vacuum, announced at CES 2019, which is taking place this week in Las Vegas, cleans at least 10% more efficiently than competing robot vacuums with a zig zag cleaning router that identifies areas that have not been cleaned, repositions itself and cleans without redundancy based on a multi-sensor fusion system, Trifo said.

The vacuum is based on a low-power ARM V8 quad-core processor paired with Trifo’s robotics vision system along with artificial intelligence to self-track and “learn” the home's layout — building a 3D map of the home that is updated as new items are added such as a new couch or chair.

Roomba has long been the king of robot vacuums, but the market is expected to grow to about $4.34 billion by 2023 up from $2.09 billion in 2018, according to Research and Markets. The market research firm said this growth will be the result of increased penetration of automation in the home as well as rising labor costs.

Other features of the Ironpie include obstacle sensing capabilities and a suite of secure and surveillance utilities to monitor the vacuum. Ironpie costs $299.

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