Midea unveils new WASHBOT washer dryer with hidden robot vacuum

Midea unveils new WASHBOT washer dryer with hidden robot vacuum
The Midea WASHBOT is a washing machine with a built-in robot vacuum dock. (Image source: Midea)
The Midea WASHBOT is a washing machine with a built-in robot vacuum dock. (Image source: Midea)

The Midea WASHBOT has been unveiled, a two-in-one laundry and floor cleaning device. The new model combines an intelligent washing machine and a robot vacuum and mop, with a self-cleaning docking station integrated into its base. The product will shortly begin crowdfunding on Indiegogo.

Midea has announced WASHBOT, a new combined robot vacuum cleaner and washing machine, which it claims is a world first. The company says it has designed the gadget to help save space in the home, with self-cleaning docking stations of popular models like the Roborock Q Revo Robot Vacuum and Mop taking up 19.2 x 13.4 (~488 x 340 mm) floor space and measuring 22-in (~560 mm) tall.

Another benefit of the combined washing machine and robot vacuum dock is a single connection point to your plumbing to cover clean water refilling and dirty water draining for both devices. The washing machine offers AI-powered gentle steam cleaning and can softly dry clothes at 42°C (~108°F). The robot vacuum is suitable for spaces up to 200 m² (~2,153 ft²), with features like obstacle detection and a nifty auto-cut system that helps remove tangled hair. The self-emptying docking station allows up to 60 days of hands-free cleaning, sanitizing the mop with hot water cleaning and hot air drying.

The machine is 600 mm (~24-in) wide, similar to other cabinets in your kitchen or laundry room. The Midea WASHBOT will soon begin crowdfunding on Indiegogo; the exact campaign launch date and pledge levels have yet to be revealed. However, the company says customers who sign up for email updates will get an additional 25% discount.

Polly Allcock, 2023-12-18 (Update: 2023-12-18)

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