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RK Smart+ : robotic vacuum cleaner design
- RK Smart+LG Electronics, 2009
RK Smart+ (sold as Roboking in Korea, Hom-Bot in Europe) is a robotic vacuum cleaner which has brought great success since its launch in December 2009. Its main design concept is a slim look with a touch of digital feeling in order to provide customers with renewed image of the robotic vac as a smart and well performing cleaner. User interface is designed to help better, clear interaction between the user and the vac.
- Slim and sleek design:
RK Smart+'s slim and sleek shape functionally enables it to clean underneath the furniture, and emotionally helps it to deliver its "smartness" instead of conventional robot cleaners' rather stupid image.
Eliminating the mechanical bumper of the existing robot cleaners not only achieved seamless and clean shape, but also eliminated lifespan reducing factors caused by troubled moving parts.
- Easy maintenance:
Dustbin is placed in the center of the body and can be separated easily by opening top cover of the body and pulling the handle which is one-touch. Compared to the existing robot cleaners, it has enabled the neat exterior treatment as well as solved inconvenience of dust spilling during disposal.
Status display of the clock type enables intuitive recognition of reservation time and remaining battery even from a distance.
The charging station is made as compact as possible not to create any distraction and designed to interlock with the cleaner’s main body. Cord is hidden in the charging station’s backside so that the cord doesn’t appear messy.