What do you get when you combine a cleaning machine with a state-of-the-art surveillance camera? The Tango, that's what.
Samsung recently introduced a modern twist to its robotic vacuum cleaner, the Tango. While still sporting the usual functionalities of an automated cleaner, the latest version of this handy helper is now equipped with a compact CCTV camera.
How's that for a versatile twist on the conventional automated vacuum cleaner?
First launched in November 2009, Samsung’s Tango was introduced as an upgraded version of the company’s previous vacbots, the Hauzen and Furot. Among other features, the Tango came with the same dual spinny brush design of its predecessors, but with improved navigating system and gyroscope for better sense of direction, 13 sensors that can detect walls, furniture and other items from up to 2 centimeters away (for “soft bumping” as opposed to “crashing”), and a 30 fps camera.
Now, just for what exactly the added video surveillance system is for isn’t apparent at first glance, but we surmise it must be to help the homeowner monitor the goings on inside the home -- literally from every nook and cranny of the house.
While most homes today are equipped with a robotic cleaning machine made commonplace by iRobot's popular Roomba, it's certainly not everyday that you come across one that makes security rounds as well.
The vacbot-slash-surveillance-machine hits the Korean market this November at about $625.