KUALA LUMPUR, November 5 – ECOVACS ROBOTICS (“ECOVACS”), the world’s leading service robotics brand, officially announced its latest innovations today – a robotic lawn mower breakthrough GOAT G1, and a pioneering solution for commercial setting DEEBOT PRO, at ECOVACS 2022 Global Product Launch Event. It’s the first time for the company to hold a launch event in both Chinese and English facing audience around the world simultaneously, aiming to present a brand-new ECOVACS oriented towards future.
Through high-tech settings, ECOVACS brought an immersive event to reveal its milestone. Guided by David Qian, Chief Executive Officer of ECOVACS ROBOTICS, the audience experienced a tour throughout a futuristic ECOVACS Pavilion, a European garden and the Suzhou Museum, along with the new signature products applied at such scenes. Last year, ECOVACS kicked off the Phase 3.0 era of home service robots through significantly improving their competence, intelligence and interactive performance by introducing DEEBOT X1 Family.
This year, the company took another leap forward and achieved robotic application breakthroughs across lifestyle and production scenarios. From indoor to outdoor, from home to commercial, the two groundbreaking products fully demonstrate the courage of ECOVACS to guide the direction for robotic industry as a leader. And the core technology innovations behind these two products, Robotic Vision and HIVE, a multi-robot collaboration system, have shown the company’s vision for the future.
With the significantly expanded product portfolio, ECOVACS made a step further towards its goal to become the world’s leading robotics company. It is also a powerful reflection of the company’s new mission “Robotics for All”. GOAT G1, the first intelligent robotic lawn mower of ECOVACS, with the core technology “Robotic Vision”, provides a smooth mowing experience for customers, making their lawn care safer, easier, and more efficient.
By 2021, the global market scale of robotic vacuum cleaner reached to 6.1 billion USD, and ECOVACS has been a significant contributor, building its leadership through constant innovations at this segment over the past decades. When the scenario shifted from home cleaning to lawn care, the robotization rate of lawn mowers is only 10%. The poor performance, along with difficult user experience remains as the major pain point for existing robotic lawn mower at the market.
ECOVACS started its innovation on robotic lawn mowers from identifying users’ unmet needs. The users need overcome three challenges with existing products: time-consuming efforts to pre-set the boundaries through manual installation of electronic cables, inefficiency of lawn mowing, and risk of getting stuck with other objects, resulting in injuries or damages. There are three core capabilities to tackle those bottlenecks: “Boundary Recognization”, “Localization” and “Navigation”.
These capabilities are exactly where ECOVACS is ahead of others. ECOVACS believes that “Robotic Vision” is the best solution for robotic lawn mower to unlock full capabilities. GOAT G1 is equipped with ECOVACS’ revolutionary localization solution, TrueMapping Multi-Fusion Localization System. This is empowered by a binocular vision solution never seen before in the industry, that is composed of a 360-degree panoramic camera and a fish-eye camera. The solution can achieve centimeter-level accurate positioning in a garden space with unclear physical boundary and undulating ground.
The system is also integrated with technologies of ultra- wideband (UWB) wireless carrier wave communication, inertial navigation, and GPS localization, making the localization solution more stable. The “Robotic Vision” solution of GOAT G1 has released people from the complicated boundary setting efforts, making logical mowing, navigation and obstacle avoidance possible. When using it for the first time, user just need to remotely control GOAT G1 with the app to make a full walk around the garden, and G1 will define the boundaries and create a map for a standard garden through this way in less than 30 minutes.