One day soon we’ll tell you everything you need to know about the robot vacuum cleaner market. Until then here’s the latest entrant, the LG Roboking. Apparently the cleaner uses a similar kind of ‘cruise missile mapping technology’, as used by rival model the Samsung Crubo (see here for more). This enables it to draw a 3-D map of the environment to identify its relative location, enabling faster and more efficient cleaning of a defined area.
Just like the Crubo it can also be controlled via the Internet and no it won’t climb stairs either.
It is Korea-only at the moment, but LG doesn’t rule out a UK launch for 2004.