As for the hardware, the 360 Eye employs something called the Radial Root Cyclone system, in which eight cylinders, housed in a larger central unit, generate centrifugal forces of up to 50,000 G. That's powerful enough to grab up particles as small as 0.5 microns, according to Dyson - including mold and pollen particles.
Dyson has also swapped out wheels for tank treads made of corrugated rubber, designed to help the unit handle ridges and transitions - from carpet to hardwood floors, say. Dyson says testing required the robot to navigate 224,000 ridges over 1,000 kilometers.
The 360 Eye engine is powered by lithium-ion battery that allows for 20 to 30 minutes of run time. If it runs out of juice, the vacuum returns to its docking station, recharges automatically, then gets back to work.
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You can set the controls on the 360 directly or via your smartphone by way of the included app for iOS and Android. You can even call up those 360-degree infrared room maps, if you're interested in looking at the world through your vacuum's all-seeing eye.