Neato Botvac™ Connected Series Now Supports Google Home

Newark, CA—March 16, 2017—Neato Robotics, leaders in smart robots for the home, today announces an integration with the Google Assistant on Google Home, available across its Botvac Connected series.

“The explosion of artificial intelligence has enabled more sophisticated voice control and we are happy to bring this revolutionary technology to customers. At the heart of Neato’s brand is – and always has been – technology leadership through innovation — the Google Assistant integration further cements our commitment to innovation in the smart home,” said Giacomo Marini, Chairman and CEO of Neato Robotics.

The Google Assistant on your Google Home can answer questions, play music, manage tasks and control devices in your home like Neato connected robot vacuums. When you’re at home you can just say, “Ok Google, tell Neato robot to start cleaning” for a completely hands-free clean. This integration allows customers to check battery level, locate their robot vacuum with the FindMe function, and schedule a cleaning cycle, all through the power of voice. Neato offers the widest range of choices to operate your robot vacuum from anywhere. Customers can choose how to interact with their robot via the Neato App, Amazon Alexa Skill, Neato Chatbot for Facebook, and now, the Google Assistant. This further extends Neato’s vision of SmartLife™ —using technology that integrates seamlessly with your lifestyle to make life simpler and smarter.

Since the release of its first connected robot vacuum, Neato has continued to innovate in the smart connected home. This new integration further expands technical capabilities and ensures that Neato is fully integrated into the smart connected home.

All Neato robots use the company’s patented Neato LaserSmart™ technology that combines laser scanning, continuous room mapping and real time object detection to plan the most efficient course to clean a home. This means the Neato robot alters its navigation instantly when a new obstacle enters its path. It navigates intelligently even in the dark, moves from room to room, and knows when to return to its base for recharging — and then automatically goes back to where it left off to finish the job. The Neato robots’ iconic D-shape design and CornerClever® technology allows it to clean close to walls and deep into corners where dirt and dust often hide. With one of the largest brushes and dirt bins on the market, Neato robots cover more square footage and pick up more debris than other robot vacuums.

Availability

The Google Assistant on Google Home integration is available today in the US. It is supported by all Neato connected robot vacuums including Botvac D3 Connected, Botvac D5 Connected and Botvac Connected. In addition, the Amazon Alexa skill will be available soon in the US, UK and Germany and will be supported by all Neato connected robot vacuums including Botvac D3 Connected, Botvac D5 Connected and Botvac Connected.

About Neato

Neato Robotics designs robots for the home to improve people’s lives, allowing them to spend less time doing household chores and more time on the things they love. Neato drives innovation with intelligent laser navigation, smart home connectivity, and superior cleaning technologies. For more information, visit: www.neatorobotics.com.

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