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Miele Launches New Robotic Vacuums

Miele has expanded its floor care offerings to include the new Scout RX2 robot vacuum.

The company has created two models of the vacuum, which both autonomously clean floors and exceed the performance of its predecessor with new 3D smart navigation, superior suction and Quattro Cleaning Power, the company said.

The higher tier model, Scout RX2 Home Vision, has additional features including a live image feed, as well as a longer runtime of up to two hours. The unit also includes MobileControl, which through the app provides the ability to visually see the room and operate the vacuum. Real time encrypted images are sent to the user’s mobile device to allow this action. Additionally, users can adjust the cleaning program and see a map of the cleaning path.

With a stereo camera system and two front cameras, the Scout RX2 systematically maps and cleans. The Scout RX2 registers rooms and objects in 3D and calculates the distance to them. The improved navigation technology is a combination of a stereo camera system, gyro sensor, 10 infrared sensors and state-of-the-art electronics and software that enable the Scout RX2 to locate furniture and other objects in the room, detecting deviations from the calculated course and make corrections accordingly to prevent collisions and damage.

The Scout RX2 vacuum also features the newly developed four stage Quattro Cleaning Power system, which incorporates brushes and suction for optimal cleaning. The Scout RX2 features four operation modes: Turbo; Silent; Auto; and Spot. It also features an AirClean Plus filter.

“It’s an exciting time for innovation in the vacuum industry and we’re thrilled to bring Miele’s new Scout RX2 to the U.S.,” said Dirk Sappok, director of product development at Miele. “Scout RX2 is the most intelligent Miele robotic vacuum to date.”

The Miele Scout RX2 and Miele Scout RX2 Home Vision robotic vacuums carry a suggested retail price of $849 and $1,049 respectively.