Bosch enters the robot vacuum market

Among the new vacuum cleaners shown at Bosch’s  Technology Innovation Forum in Barcelona this month was the Roxxter – its first robotic model.

The Roxxter robot vacuum and the cordless Sprinter, were both previewed at the forum ahead of the IFA show in Berlin this September (1-6).

Roxxter can be controlled via Amazon Echo’s Alexa voice assistant and the company claimed it was the first robotic vacuum cleaner to incorporate this technology.

Bosch said the “optimised shape” of the robot also allows it to access corners and all edges of furniture for “the best cleaning results”.

The RoomSelect option via the Home Connect app allows users to select and schedule cleaning for individual rooms or areas in the home and ‘no-go zones’ can also be set.

An integrated streaming camera in the Roxxter also lets users keep an eye on the home, with live streaming available through the app to a smartphone or tablet.

According to Bosch, the Sprinter cordless vacuum offers “unlimited” run time with a ‘Power for All’ battery system, which can be removed and recharged.

Once fully charged, it provides 50 minutes’ operation before needing to be recharged, which Bosch claimed is the longest battery run time in the industry.

The batteries can also be swapped, so cleaning can continue while the other battery is charging.