Roborock releases two new sweeping and mopping robots: they don’t suck on charging cables and can get under sofas

Roborock Technology’s sweeping robot has officially become the world’s number one in sales.

At the "Dao Ru Pi" press conference on March 29 , Stone Technology officially announced this achievement.

The conference also brought two new sweeping and mopping robot products: the V20 , known as the "Dark Warrior", and the new flagship G20S .

The reason for such outstanding results may be the “user value-centered” emphasis emphasized by Quan Gang, President of Stone Technology, at the press conference.

Through two new products, let’s take a look at Roborock Technology’s understanding of user experience.

"Two-way rush" between technical capabilities and user experience

According to reports, Roborock has invested more than 1.9 billion yuan in research and development and established three major research institutes: AI Research Institute, Mechanical and Electrical Research Institute, and Optoelectronic Research Institute.

So we saw the V20’s world-first “Star Array” navigation system. This pilot system is equipped with a dual-light source solid-state laser 3D TOF radar, which can achieve higher-precision obstacle avoidance capabilities.

The full name of TOF radar is Time of Flight . It is a radar that calculates distance based on the speed of light and the time of flight of light. It collects three-dimensional information of obstacles by emitting a laser array and is generally used in autonomous driving and virtual reality. Ordinary TOF radar is actually not suitable for scenes such as sweeping robots that are close to the ground and have many walls, because it will cause a lot of reflections, which is not conducive to ranging navigation.

Roborock Technology jointly developed with three top institutions in the optical industry, PMD , Infineon, and OFILM, and finally launched a dual-light source solution, using two light sources to solve the problem of far and near at the same time, achieving higher-precision navigation of sweeping robots. and obstacle avoidance.

For sweeping robots, it is no longer a problem to avoid large furniture and appliances. What is difficult is small items such as building blocks, slippers, and mobile phone charging cables that often hang on the ground. Once the sweeping robot inhales, it is easy to "destroy the machine" The line is dead."

The V20 's "Star Array" navigation system also has the ability to avoid obstacles for these small objects. Compared with other sweeping robots, the accurate obstacle avoidance rate is increased by 70% .

The V20 also has an update that may not seem very big, but is actually very practical. That is, the thickness of the body has dropped by 20 mm to 82 mm, making it the world’s thinnest mopping robot. For comparison, most sweeping robots on the market are about 100 mm thick.

What changes will this 20 mm drop bring? Quan Gang didn't care about the 20mm at first. It wasn't until he discovered that the V20 could smoothly enter the bottom of a sofa in his office that more than ten kinds of sweeping robots could not enter for cleaning that he realized that the 20mm was not just a technology. The progress in technology also means that V20 has broadened the "territory" of sweeping robot work, bringing real user experience improvements.

The new flagship product of Roborock Technology, G20S , continues to increase its cleaning capabilities and reaches the pinnacle of Roborock cleaning technology.

The "four-zone dual-vibration" exclusive cleaning system on the previous generation product G20 achieves relatively powerful sonic vibration cleaning capabilities and refined decontamination, while the G20S vibration area has been expanded by 16.5% , and the vibration frequency has been increased from 3,000 times per minute to 4000 times.

The G20S is also equipped with a new "small round hand" side drag, which rotates 185 times per minute. Compared with products such as the V20 and P10S Pro , it can achieve extreme edge cleaning and fill in the blind spots of corner cleaning.

In addition, both V20 and G20S are equipped with double-spiral rubber brushes, which greatly reduces the possibility of hair getting tangled when cleaning.

However, as the flagship G20S , it is not equipped with the V20 's "Star Array" navigation system. It still uses the old model's LDS navigation solution, and the body thickness is not as thick as the V20 's 82 mm, which is a bit regretful.

Functional upgrade of "Not doing business"

For Roborock Technology, user experience is not only reflected in the continuously upgraded cleaning capabilities, but also in the overall experience of the robot.

There is a saying that a large part of mankind's motivation for technological progress comes from the pursuit of "laziness". It can be said that sweeping robots are the technological products of "laziness", taking over boring cleaning chores for humans.

What if a sweeping robot could not only clean the floor, but also clean itself, allowing humans to be even more "lazy"?

Both the G20S and V20 are equipped with self-cleaning base stations, which can be cleaned with 60- degree hot water and mops. They also support the new "scouring and scraping" deep cleaning, which imitates human hands scrubbing mops.

If it is the smart water supply and drainage version, in addition to cleaning the dust bag once every two months, it can achieve almost fully automatic cleaning. Even if the user is not at home for a long time, the robot can still clean and self-clean regularly by setting it in advance.

The antibacterial design of G20S has even reached the 99.99% floor sterilization rate certified by Germany's TÜV , making it the first cleaning robot to pass TÜV maternal and infant certification.

In addition to satisfying users in terms of cleaning, Roborock has also added some other skills to the sweeping robot.

For example, the sweeping robot can transform into a "home guard" and conduct regular patrols throughout the house, allowing users to remotely check the situation at home, and even have video calls and two-way voice calls with family members.

Both products continue the pet-friendly tradition of Stone Technology, and are not only specifically optimized for pet hair changing, pet supplies and other scenarios. It can also "find pets with one click" to help owners take care of pets remotely and make video calls. It can even automatically capture pets to achieve "cloud cat sucking".

This kind of function is a bit "not doing business", but it can also improve the user experience, which is a "sweet spot".

In the same way, although the 30 cm height mini base station will not contribute to the robot's cleaning ability, it can optimize the user's use of home space, which is an easily overlooked but very practical advantage.

AI empowers users’ intelligent experience

With the advent of the AI ​​era, it is difficult for electronic products to completely separate themselves from AI . This is not only a trend-following approach, but can also actually improve the user experience.

Both V20 and G20S are equipped with Roborock’s RR manson 11.0 intelligent robot algorithm, which is more “obedient”. Not only does it support foreign languages ​​such as Chinese, English, German, French, and Italian, it also supports two local dialects: Cantonese and Sichuan and Chongqing, and voice control can also be achieved offline. Users can create a smart cleaning plan by saying "mop the whole house every Sunday." Or if the user wants to scan more or skip related rooms, he only needs to speak to the sweeping robot.

In addition to users actively "communicating" with the sweeping robot, RR manson 11.0 's AI can also automatically identify room types and floor materials, intelligently plan the cleaning sequence and cleaning intensity, and do not require users to set it up step by step.

The new AI vision can also identify and classify stains, detect dirt and turbidity when backwashing the mop, and perform deep cleaning of key stains.

At the beginning of its establishment, "users" were a link that Stone valued very much. How to combine technology with user usage scenarios is a question that Stone has been thinking about.

Seven or eight years ago, sweeping robots were far less convenient and easy to use than they are now. The entire industry was still in the "random collision" stage. Robots swept the floor randomly, which was far from the intelligent experience that users expected to clean the whole house with one click.

In order to achieve the intelligent experience expected by users, when the supply chain cannot meet demand, Roborock Technology chose to develop its own LDS lidar navigation system. Its technical specifications exceed those of the industry and supply chain, leading the sweeping robot industry into a truly "intelligent" era.

Since its self-development of LDS , Roborock has been improving the intelligent navigation system of its products. From the AI ​​binocular obstacle avoidance of the T70 Pro to the precise obstacle avoidance of the new V20 's "Star Array", Roborock has been integrating the latest results of technological progress and striving to provide users with Presenting a more advanced intelligent experience.

Currently, both devices have started pre-sale on the official website and JD.com flagship store. The V20 water tank version is 4,799 yuan, and the smart water supply and drainage version is 5,399 yuan; the G20S water tank version is 5,399 yuan, and the smart water supply and drainage version is 5,999 yuan.

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