(Pocket-lint) – Over the past couple of years, robot vacuums have come to dominate the market, and it seems like new robot vacuums are constantly coming out. But when looking for a robot vacuum and mop, you should carefully study its features. Not only does the vacuum need to be powerful, but it also needs to be smart enough to avoid obstacles, work on multiple schedules, and be extremely user-friendly. The new Shellbot SL60 is one of these robot vacuum cleaners.
The Shellbot SL60 is a new 2-in-1 robot vacuum and mop with powerful suction power, making it perfect for pet hair and carpeted homes. It uses 3D structured light obstacle avoidance technologies to ensure pinpoint accuracy, runs for over 200 minutes straight, and responds to voice commands from Alexa and Google Assistant. If you’re looking for a robot vacuum, the Shellbot SL60 is definitely worth considering.
Below, we highlight the 11 most interesting features of the Shellbot SL60 LiDAR robot vacuum and mop.
Accurate obstacle avoidance with AI recognition
Obstacle avoidance is one of the most important features of modern robot vacuum cleaners. You can’t let the vacuum bang against furniture, get stuck in corners, or fall off ledges. The only way the robot vacuum can work automatically, with minimal or no human intervention, is if it works unhindered. And you shouldn’t expect to remove all objects from the floor before cleaning, either.
The Shellbot SL60 has incredibly powerful and intelligent obstacle recognition and avoidance capabilities. It uses an RGB and 3dTOF monocular camera to reconstruct the entire 3D environment and identify and avoid all obstacles in the way. Additionally, the robot received tens of thousands of real-world images, based on which it can recognize common household hazards, such as cups, pet bowls, and shoes.
Shellbot SL60 also features advanced depth perception and anti-fall technology, based on which it can avoid falling down stairs or ledges. If you have a multi-story house with many stairs and ledges, you have nothing to worry about – the robot vacuum cleaner will avoid dangerous falling points. Based on these technologies, the SL60 can effectively avoid all the obstacles that most other robot vacuums trip over.
Powerful (and quiet) suction force
Everyone understands that a vacuum cleaner must have a strong suction force. But it must also have the ability to operate without making excessive noise that would disturb the inhabitants of the house or agitate pets. Most vacuum cleaners offer one or the other. They offer quiet low-force operation that leaves the house dirty, or they offer high suction force strong enough to piss everyone off.
The Shellbot SL60 offers the ideal combination of power and quiet operation, with multiple suction levels – Quiet (800Pa), Standard (1600Pa), Turbo (3000Pa) and Max (4000Pa). At 4000 Pa, this vacuum can effectively remove the toughest debris and suck up dirt trapped deep within carpet fibers. Plus, the streamlined design and dual noise reduction ducts lower operating noise to 58dB, which is barely a whisper.
Intelligent mapping and navigation with LiDAR
The Shellbot SL60 offers extremely smart mapping and navigation features with LiDAR technology. Using LiDAR technology, it can map your entire home using a smart laser scan, after which it creates a smart floor plan map. It has a sampling rate of 4000/s, which is more than most other vacuum cleaners on the market, and a maximum range of 8m. When these features are combined, the Shellbot SL60 can provide the most efficient paths to clean the whole house according to your schedule.
Efficient cleaning with a large water tank
The Shellbot SL60 is a 2-in-1 vacuum and mop, so you don’t have to manually clean your whole house after vacuuming. The device has a 0.07 gallon water tank with a total cleaning area of 3111 square feet, based on which it can clean your whole house in one go. It also has three water flow levels for different types of dirt and stains, so it can easily dislodge even the most stubborn stains when cleaning.
Clean very large houses in one go
The Shellbot SL60 has an extremely large 5200mAh battery, which can provide over 200 minutes of cleaning time. That’s enough to cover up to 2691 square feet of area. Even if you have a large house with multiple rooms, you can rest assured that the robot vacuum cleaner will clean the entire space in one go.
Remote area cleaning functions
The Shellbot SL60 only goes where you want and when you want. You can assign specific areas within your home to clean and establish virtual no-go zones that he must avoid. The vacuum also comes with innovative spot cleaning features, so you can create smart schedules for which areas to clean and how. This robot vacuum offers better customization and automation than most other devices on the market.
User-friendly smartphone app controls
The Shellbot SL60 has an incredibly user-friendly smartphone app that can be controlled by most people without difficulty. The app allows you to customize the cleaning experience based on the unique wishes of each member of the household. You can create custom schedules for different areas, create a multi-floor mapping plan, and create custom cleaning zones. Thanks to the smartphone app, you can even control the vacuum cleaner when you are not at home.
Responds to voice commands with Alexa and Google
One of the most convenient ways to control the robot vacuum is through voice commands. The Shellbot SL60 is compatible with two of the most popular voice assistants – Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. As such, you can tell the robot vacuum to start, stop, or change schedules based on voice commands. There is no need to touch the device or take out your smartphone.
Automatic return when battery is low
One of the most innovative features of the Shellbot SL60 is its ability to return to the charging base when the battery is low. When the battery starts to run out, the Shellbot SL60 automatically returns to the charging base, charges to 60%, then resumes cleaning. So even if your home is too big for just one cleaning session, you can rest assured that the robot vacuum will start cleaning right where it left off. You don’t need to load it manually.
Based on the above characteristics, the Shellbot SL60 is one of the most intelligent, powerful and innovative robot vacuum cleaners on the market. It can provide a truly automatic experience, requiring little or no human intervention.