If the use of the robot vacuum cleaner has simplified the life of the one who has to do every day with the housework, in the future, something much more hi-tech could get on the markets. iRobot, the famous manufacturer of the Roomba (you’ve seen the review of i7+?), said to be working assiduously on the development of a new version of the helper home, enhanced with robotic limbs capable of performing new tasks.

The plans were revealed by company’s CEO, Colin Angle, during a recent dialogue with Bloomberg at CES 2020. Although the wait may last several years, five years according to initial estimates, a prototype would already be in construction.

iRobot already has experience in the field, having worked in the military in the development of robotic limbs until 2016, the year in which the asset was sold . At the time, if it was not clear how to adapt to the use of consumer technologies robotic, now the new advances in machine vision and deep learning could lead to a breakthrough.

To be able to correctly interpret a spatial context could pave the way for a series of products capable of performing a variety of tasks such as wash the dishes, fold the laundry, move small objects, and much more-these and many other possibilities will be taken into consideration according to the words of a spokesperson for iRobot.

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