A new robot vacuum, Matic, developed by former Google engineers Mehul Nariyawala and Navneet Dalal is set to enter the market in March 2024.
Matic is designed to navigate homes with the precision and efficiency of a human cleaner, thanks to its advanced AI and camera-based technology. Using five RGB cameras and Neural Networks (NNs), Matic excels in image recognition, decision-making, and 3D mapping, closely mimicking human perception and learning.
This technology ensures that Matic operates with a high level of autonomy, capable of vacuuming and mopping without constant supervision. It can even differentiate between surfaces and mess types, adjusting its cleaning method accordingly. All data processing occurs on the device itself.
The Matic robot vacuum also differentiates itself with a design that deviates from the traditional disc shape. Its white, curved body, similar to popular animated characters, is designed to be less intimidating to children and pets.
Matic’s development has attracted significant investment, totaling $29.6M. This includes a $24M Series A round led by notable figures like Nat Freidman (GitHub), Daniel Gross (YC), and John and Patrick Collison (Stripe).
The Matic was unveiled recently at the WIRED offices in San Francisco.