Robotic Air Purifier Absorbs Impurities, Is Geekier Than a Roomba
By Elizabeth Fish
Everyone loves robots that do household chores and activities for you. Take the Roomba vacuum robot, for example: it’s compact and smart. That said, it looks like the Roomba will be losing cool points to Moneual’s Rydis H800, a robot designed to silently hunt out and conquer foul odors and other impurities in the air.
Rydis H800 works by simply detecting a polluted area, travelling to it, and the then sucking up the impurities–be it dust, cigarette smoke, or other stenches. Once it’s finished in that area, it will then go search for another spot in need of fresh air.
Naturally, the robot contains a location detection sensor and mapping system, plus a five-step air filtration system. This means that once the Rydis has located the bad air, it will suck the air through a range of filters such as HEPA, dust, deodorizing, and impregnated activated carbon filters, to make sure no impurities remain.
This looks like a great machine if you happen to suffer from asthma or dust allergies, or if you just want your home to consistently smell daisy-fresh. The downside is that the battery will only last for around four and a half hours of patrolling before it will need to retreat (which it will do by itself) and recharge, so pick your odor-hunting times wisely.
Unfortunately, neither the price nor availability information for this robotic air purifier are on the Rydis or Monueal websites yet, so you’ll have to be content with watching the Roomba circulate the floors for now.