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Vacuum Cleaner, Neato Robotics Automatic Vacuum Cleaner, 2013

This is a Vacuum cleaner. It was designed by Smart Design, Inc. and manufactured by Neato Robotics.

This object is not part of the Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection. It was able to spend time at the museum on loan from Smart Design, Inc. as part of Beautiful Users.

It is dated 2013. Its medium is plastic, electrical components.

The Neato robotic vacuum uses different sounds to signal different states of operation, such as encountering a person or getting trapped. Early prototypes feature LED graphics that glow through the plastic skin. Smart Design researched how people interact with the popular Roomba robotic vacuum, learning that a user’s first contact with the appliance can be an exciting point of discovery, but over time the relationship grows more distant.

It is credited Courtesy of the designers.

Our curators have highlighted 10 objects that are related to this one. Here are three of them, selected at random:

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Its dimensions are

H x W x D: 31.8 x 33 x 10.2 cm (12 1/2 in. x 13 in. x 4 in.)

This object was previously on display as a part of the exhibition Beautiful Users.

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