Fairly big news in the white goods world. It appears that after many months of testing British company Dyson is to pull the plug on its DC06 robot vacuum cleaner.
A a spokesperson recently told trade magazine Electrical Retailing Monthly (ERM) that it had scrapped the DC06 and was “currently working on a new robot [that] incorporates improved DC06 technology and root cyclone cleaning power to deliver a truly autonomous alternative to manual vacuuming cleaning.”
Unveiled in 2001 the DC06 had been billed as the most intelligent domestic appliance for the home ever with more than fifty sensors feeding as many as three onboard computers. Apparently while Dyson seem to have cracked programming the robot, it still feels that there are question marks over robot cleaners’ pick up performance and battery life.