Dyson has just launched the most powerful robot vacuum in the world with six times the suction of any other robot vacuum in the market, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav. And it’s not just the powerful, but also addresses many issues with the current robot vacuum cleaners such as: the spinning brush on the side that push dust around rather than trapping them, difficulty with corner cleaning, dust leaking out from the robot parts (due to bad design or improper filtration), and bad navigational system at times.
The Dyson 360 Vis Nav will address all these in one whole swoop.
Equipped with advanced Dyson Simultaneous Localisation and Mapping (SLAM) technology, the Dyson 360 Vis Nav boasts a comprehensive 360-degree vision system. This intelligent system not only keeps track of its previous locations but also identifies areas that require cleaning. Moreover, it has the capability to detect dust in your home and generate accurate dust maps. Powered by a sophisticated processor, it analyses sensor data with precision and the robot also utilises 26 sensors dedicated to specific tasks such as detecting dust, avoiding obstacles, and identifying walls to clean all the way to the edges.
You can see these dust hotspots within the app (note that everything is stored in the robot for privacy reasons), where you can also assign zones and rooms, restrictions, and scheduling. Within the scheduling, you can set certain day and time along with which rooms the robot should clean and what power mode to use. There are four power modes: Auto, Quiet, Quick (with no edge cleaning, just the open area), and Boost.
The robot has 65 Airwatts of suction, compared to 3-5 Airwatts on some robot vacuum cleaners being sold in Australia. So you can sort of see the big difference in terms of suction power. I also like the fact that the Dyson 360 Vis Nav has a side edge actuator that redirects suction to the side. Combined with the wall-follow sensors, the robot can get up to the edge of a room and follow the wall, while deploying the actuator to pick up dust from the edge.
The development of the Dyson 360 Vis Nav involved a team of engineers from Dyson campuses in the UK, Singapore, Philippines, and Malaysia and according to James Carswell from Dyson, they’ve been working on this for 7-8 years.
Dyson 360 Vis Nav is powered by the Dyson Hyperdymium motor, which is the same motor used on the Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners. The one inside the Dyson 360 Vis Nav spins at up to 110,000rpm, creating powerful suction with no loss of suction when the robot cleans.
It has up to 50 minutes run time (in Auto and Quick modes) with around 13-15 minutes in Boost mode. Charge time actually varies as the robot smartly knows whether it’s about to complete a room or not, so it goes back to the charging dock and only charges up to what’s needed to complete it (before going back for a full recharge).
Dyson 360 Vis Nav is available from 25 May 2023, priced at A$2,399 at Dyson.com.au and your local Dyson Demo store.