Designer robo vacuum cleaner may become your new housemate


As a single woman living alone in a modestly sized apartment, one of the things that I promised to buy for myself when I first moved in was a robo vacuum cleaner. Instead of getting an actual, manual vacuum (which I will probably seldom use anyway), I preferred something that would go around and unobtrusively clean the floor space while I watch Netflix or write in my journal. I’ve bought a couple of pretty cheap devices but I’m still not satisfied so I will continue looking for what can eventually be my best cleaning friend.

Design by: Minjuan Yao (from Fabio Verdelli Design Studio)

A new concept design for what they say is the “only designer robot in the world” has caught my attention as it says it will be my “home pal” and it was designed to be by my side. The Sebastiano | cleaning robot actually looks like a weighing scale without the actual scale and is covered by a cute rug. But it’s actually a cleaning device that can vacuum, sweep, and brush any surface whether it’s wood floorings or marbled floors.

Another thing that may appeal to those who dislike those noisy old-school vacuum cleaners is that it is designed to be basically noiseless. So even if you’re watching a show or listening to your podcast, the cleaning motion of the robot should not disturb you, at least sound-wise. But it will apparently suddenly speak when the dust bin is already full and inform you that you need to empty it. The bin itself is triangular shaped and detachable so you won’t have any trouble getting rid of all that collected dust.

The top of the Sebastiano is pretty artsy and may look like an abstract painting hanging on someone’s wall. So if it’s not cleaning around and just sits in the corner of the room, it can look like part of your decoration. Oh and when it’s not in use, it is programmed to go back to its charging port so you won’t trip on it (hopefully). It would probably be cooler if there’s an app that can help you control where it’s moving around or when it starts and stops.

So yes, if this does get made into an actual product, I will definitely add the Sebastiano | cleaning robot to my collection of robo vacuum cleaners. Well, if it won’t break my wallet of course.