Samsung Launches Voice Controlled Robot Vacuum

Samsung POWERbotTM VR7000 Robot Vacuum

Samsung POWERbotTM VR7000 Robot Vacuum

The Powerbot is less than 10cm (4in) tall, which allows it to skirt into hard-to-reach areas under beds and other furniture.

The vacuum isn't even out yet since it is scheduled to be showcased during the CES at Las Vegas, but Samsung is already making some big promises, Digital Trend reports.

Details are still pretty scarce at the moment, but one can likely safely assume that the Powerbot VR7000 will be in line with the Neato vacuum functionality that debuted late last month with commands like "Alexa, ask Neato to start cleaning" and "Alexa, ask Neato to pause cleaning". Getting close cleans up against walls is an issue with a number of other similar devices.

Moreover, the vacuum claims to be smarter than any of its predecessors, with features like Visionary Mapping Plus and FullView Sensor that help this cleaner map and remember the contours of any room to ensure the most thorough cleaning possible. To make sure no spot of dust is safe from the sucking power, an Auto Shutter feature drops a barrier down to sweep up any remaining bits. The new vacuum also features a self-cleaning brush system, reducing the amount of maintenance needed to keep its performance optimal.

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Samsung says that the robot's AI power control allows it to adjust the suction power automatically depending on what surface it is on.

There's no word yet on the VR7000's pricing, but we'll find out soon enough at CES. You can purchase an Amazon Echo for $179.99 at

The Powerbot VR7000 is Samsung's the newest top-of-the-line robo-vac, and it'll work with Amazon's Echo devices right out of the box. The corporation just unveiled its Amazon Echo-compatible POWERbot VR7000 robotic vacuum cleaner. Users can control the robot cleaner using voice commands when pairing it with an Echo.

Users can control and view numerous devices' actions, such as starting and stopping, scheduling and checking cleaning history, through an app, as well as the Amazon Echo.

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