Due to the inclusion of appendages, the latest robotic vacuum from Samsung might give pause to prospective buyers of Roomba or Neato devices.
According to Samsung, its newest disc-shaped sweeper contains a "world's first" in the form of two pop-out spinning brushes that extend outward from the device for supposedly improved corner cleaning.
While many robotic vacuums offer built-in brushes at the base that work in a slightly similar fashion, it appears Samsung's version reaches out farther than the competition.
Samsung's foray into robotic vacuum cleaners might appear foreign to our U.S. readers; the company actually sells a range of such products in Europe (and elsewhere) under its NaviBot brand.
The Smart Tango Corner Clean appears very similar in form and functionality to the various NaviBot devices -- minus the tiny arms. A camera is positioned on top of the device, as well as a variety of operational buttons and a built-in display for additional programming options. The camera on top most likely correlates to Samsung's Visionary Mapping System, which uses built-in optics to automatically create the most efficient path for cleaning floors.
Samsung may release prices and more details about the Smart Tango Corner Clean during a company event at CES in Las Vegas on January 8.