Samsung Electronics today announced the global launch of its new robot vacuum cleaner, Jet Bot AI+. First unveiled at CES 2021, the new robot vacuum demonstrates Samsung’s leadership in offering consumers innovative and intelligent solutions to optimize home cleaning routines. It will launch in the U.S. and Europe in June, and will also be available in the Latin American, Southeast Asian and CIS regions during the second half of 2021.
“Jet Bot AI+ reflects Samsung’s ongoing dedication to creating connected appliances that deliver dynamic performance that can adapt to the varying needs of our consumers,” said Hyesoon Yang, Vice President and Head of the Customer Experience Team of the Digital Appliances Business at Samsung Electronics. “We’re truly excited to introduce a robot vacuum that comes with industry-leading object detection and recognition technologies. Consumers can now clean their homes more intelligently and efficiently using the AI-powered Jet Bot that makes cleaning more personalized and convenient.”
World-Class Object Recognition and AI Driving
Jet Bot AI+ is the world’s first robot vacuum that comes with an active stereo-type 3D sensor, which accurately scans a wide area1 to avoid small, hard-to-detect objects on the floor. Its 3D depth camera—equivalent to 256,000 distance sensors—can precisely detect obstacles as small2 as 1cm. This game-changing object detection can prevent the unit from getting stuck on small obstacles in its cleaning path.
Jet Bot AI+ is also the world’s first robot vacuum to be equipped with an Intel AI solution, which powers its Jet AI Object Recognition technology. The smart solution allows the robot to navigate with more accuracy by recognizing not only the objects on the floor, but also appliances and furniture.3 The robot’s smart decision-making ensures users can have their unit clean closely around items such as children’s toys while maintaining a safe distance from delicate objects like porcelain vases.4 It can also classify items such as pet excrements, glass cups and electrical cables as dangerous or likely to cause secondary contamination in order to avoid them.
Jet Bot AI+ is even equipped with a LiDAR Sensor that calculates its location precisely to optimize its cleaning path by repeatedly scanning the room5 to gather distance information. This technology works well in dark areas such as low-lit rooms or underneath furniture so the unit can cover a larger area6 with minimal blind spots.
Powerful Clean from Start to Finish
Users can clean their homes much more thoroughly with advanced technologies that enable powerful cleaning. Jet Bot AI+’s Digital Inverter Motor maximizes the suction power for a deeper clean. And with its Intelligent Power Control function, the new robot vacuum can even identify the type of surface it needs to clean as well as the amount of dust that is on it. Using this information, the unit can automatically adjust its suction power for a more optimized cleaning session.
Jet Bot AI+ also comes with a host of hygiene-related functionalities that enable effortless floor cleaning while ensuring that dust is securely trapped and less likely to be released back into the air. Its Advanced 5 Layered Filtration system traps 99.99%7 of micro dust, including 0.5~4.2µm sized particles that easily escape. All parts and filters are washable, so they can be kept hygienic.
Jet Bot AI+ pairs with the Clean Station, which collects dirt and hair in a 2.5L dust bag and only needs to be replaced once in every one to three months.8 After cleaning, the robot vacuum automatically returns to the Clean Station, emptying itself9 using Air Pulse technology complemented by a multi-layered filtration system that traps 99.999% of fine dust,10 ensuring virtually no dust is released back into the air.
Convenient Cleaning for Hassle-Free Usability
Users can control and monitor the Jet Bot AI+ remotely using the SmartThings app11 on their smartphones. The robot vacuum can be scheduled to clean selectively in either a single room or multiple rooms with the Select & Go function. The app can also be used to custom-define virtual No-Go Zones to prevent the unit from entering certain areas without the need for physical barriers.
The smart robot also offers Bixby voice recognition capabilities,12 meaning users can use voice commands to schedule cleaning sessions, change modes or even ask for the latest information such as news or weather updates.
And with Live Cleaning Report, users can easily track the movement of their Jet Bot AI+ on a virtual map of their homes in real time. Users can see where it has cleaned, and even pause it or instruct it to stop cleaning. Once it has completed cleaning, users can check its cleaning history to see which areas have been cleaned, how long it took, and which path it followed.
Moreover, users can monitor their home remotely with the Jet Bot AI+’s Patrol Mode, which uses the unit’s front camera to livestream video images through the SmartThings app. The Patrol Mode allows users to monitor the status of rooms they want to check while away, and even lets them enjoy this feature through scheduling. The smart unit also supports end-to-end encryption, so video clips are secure and can only be viewed by an authorized user.
Intuitive Pet Care for the Modern Pet Parent
Pet owners can take advantage of these features further with the SmartThings Pet service. Set to launch in August, SmartThings Pet allows users to check in and care for their pets even while they are away. For example, SmartThings Pet syncs with products from PETKIT, a tech company dedicated to bringing smart pet products to the market—namely its Element feeder series and the COZY smart pet house.13 By integrating pet care into its smart home ecosystem, Samsung is reimagining how consumers live and interact with their pet companions.
1 Up to 1m, Horizontal field of view: 60°, Vertical field of view: 40°.
2 As small as about 1cm wide, 1cm tall and 1cm deep.
3 Example Items: air conditioner (stand type), refrigerator, TV, washing machine/dryer, air purifier, AirDresser, sofa, bed, bookshelf, table, Bespoke (refrigerator, dishwasher), excrement, electrical cable, towel/sock, cup, glass cup, bottles, bowl, vase.
4 Object recognition may be affected by an object’s shape or the environmental conditions.
5 Scans 360° over an area of 6 meters at 10 rotations per second.
6 Based on internal testing in an area with furniture arranged in similar way to a real home environment compared with a conventional Samsung VR7000M.
7 Based on internal testing, using Max mode, in accordance with the IEC62885-2 Cl. 5.11 standard. Results may vary depending on the actual home conditions.
8 May vary depending on the amount of dust in actual home environments.
9 Results may vary depending on individual use. Dust and hair stuck inside the grille may not be removed with a single cycle.
10 Based on internal testing, using Max mode, in accordance with the IEC62885-2 Cl. 5.11 standard. Results may vary depending on the actual home conditions.
11 Available on Android and iOS devices. A Wi-Fi connection and a Samsung account are required.
12 Only available on certain models (VR50T959). Bixby is Samsung’s brand of artificial intelligence (AI) / Internet of Things (IoT) voice assistant. A Wi-Fi connection and a Samsung account is required. Different languages are supported in each country.
13 PETKIT feeder and COZY products require a Wi-Fi connection and a Samsung account in order to be synced with SmartThings Pet. Available on Android and iOS devices.