According to the Ministry of Knowledge Economy of the Korean government, the robot industry is one of the rapidly growing industries in South Korea.
The industry experts predict that various socioeconomic changes such as low birth rate, an aging society, consumption-craving for emotional satisfaction and the increase of single households will trigger the need for robots in particular service robots designed to enhance the quality of life.
At the moment, there are personal service robots, which engaged in education, entertainment, domestic choirs, or doing various work in daily human life. They have some level of artificial intelligence and the ability to make their own decisions.
The most widely used service robots are robotic vacuum cleaners. Robot vacuum cleaners were known only among a few early adopters until recently. They are now expanding their consumer base, as the competition in the market has pulled down prices and they are offering diverse functions on top of cleaning.
Now, they are much more affordable, compared with the first robot cleaner was released by a Swedish company in 2001 at the price of $2,500. They also clean better than before, thanks to the development of diverse technologies.
Launched by Mami Robot, ‘Mami Robot PPORO,’ features SSW (Spider Spinning Web) cleaning method. Using its unique SSW method, it can identify for itself the size and shape of the home and calculate the most effective path it should take to clean the full space meticulously.
The Mami Robot that uses wireless charging technology returns itself to the docking station when its task is complete. Thank to the ability to recharge itself and the reservation function, people can use the cleaner even in their absence.
The Mami Robot is fitted with sensors to enable it to make sure that it can avoid big obstructions. The twin charging station is designed to accommodate the larger Mami Robot stationed and the handheld Zaaloo vacuum cleaner at the same time.
The wireless handheld vacuum Zaaloo is smaller, making it ideal for getting into smaller areas and allowing users to reach places that the larger Mami Robot PPORO can’t access.
With the handheld Zaaloo, people can get rid of dust on the computer. The robot cleaner has an integrated suction to remove dust; and people can attach the detachable microfiber cloth to the base for extra cleaning on the floor.
Mami Robot is a specialized robot cleaner manufacturer in Korea. The company has made contract with over 30 companies from France, UK and Argentina at CES 2011 held in Las Vegas.
With independent corporations in USA, Japan and Germany one year before, the Korean company strives to increase market share at global market as well as in Korea, as the industry circle estimates the size of world market of robot cleaner as 2.5 million scales and domestic market is expected to be enlarged from 200,000 to 400,000 units.
● Mami Robot
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