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Introducing the LG HOM-BOT Turbo+, a vacuum robot that keeps tabs on your home

Introducing the LG HOM-BOT Turbo+, a vacuum robot that keeps tabs on your home

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Text: Janice Sim


Who needs a surveillance camera when you have this smart bot?

Not the biggest fan of cleaning up after a long day at work? We feel you. You've seen the likes of stormtrooper robots and the like, but here's one we've dreamed of having our entire lives — a bot that embodies the traits of a domestic goddess. But unlike any ordinary vacuum cleaner, this one that comes with a few tricks up its sleeve.

Introducing the LG HOM-BOT Turbo+, an optimal robotic vacuum cleaner that will soon be the master of your home. Apart from making sure your abode remains spotless, it also comes with a security feature called the HomeGuard function. Simply preset it to survey a specific location, and it will snap and send photos to your smartphone whenever motion is detected. For instance, if you suspect your dog is getting up to no good in your bedroom, the LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ can easily be that spy for you. Busted.

LG Home-Bot Vacuum Cleaner

On the other hand, you can also spy on your little vacuum through its HomeView feature that allows owners to monitor its cleaning progress through their smartphones. This is all made possible with the bot's wide-angle camera at the front, which captures all the details in a single frame for better real-time monitoring. It comprises of an upper camera, which creates a map of the house while the lower camera reads the floor pattern and measures the distance in order to reach tricky spots like that dusty area under your dresser.

Worried about the vacuum stumbling into your fine china? Fret not — its Digital Bumper function combines multiple ultrasonic sensors to recognise potential obstacles within the vacuum's proximity to minimise any chance of a collision.

One thing's for sure, this domestic spyware will make the best adoptive family member you'll ever have. 

The LG HOM-BOT Turbo+ is now available in major retailers. 

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