Miele will presents a new robot at IFA 2017


Scout RX2 is the new robovac that Miele will launch at the next edition of IFA. «This model leaves nothing to be desired – says Matthias Sander, chief floor care product manager of the Group. The most significant proof of this is cited by Sander as being a threefold increase in dust pickup compared with the previous model. A battery charge still last up to two hours. «This is unparalleled in the marketplace» – claims Sander. Miele explains that the Scout RX2’s significantly improved suction performance on all types of flooring is the result of a newly developed 4-stage cleaning system: in the first stage, rotating brushes sweep dirt underneath the unit. The side brushes are fitted to articulated arms so as to reliably reach into corners. These arms are retracted as soon as an obstacle is encountered. Next, a beater bar brushes above all coarse debris into the wide suction aperture at the front before a strong stream of air sucks in any remaining fine dust through a second and narrower opening. The fourth stage comprises a brushless motor which is characterized by high suction power, top-class energy efficiency and excellent durability. Miele has also improved the navigation on its robovacs. The Scout RX2 now finds its way around the room thanks to 3D Smart Navigation, a further development based on the Smart Navigation of its predecessor. The core element consists of two front cameras which produce images in stereo allowing space and objects to be seen in 3D. This facilitates the recognition of obstacles and an improved calculation of distances as well as more precisely recording and correcting deviations from its course.
The Scout RX2 is also web-enabled and can be controlled using an app, available free-of-charge for the iOS and Android operating systems. Using the app, the machine can be started from anywhere, its current status called up and its timer programmed.