Neato Robotics' smart and connected vacuum cleaners have just become smarter with the addition of a Neato Chatbot for Facebook and Messenger applications. The company made the announcement at CES 2017 in Las Vegas, and also revealed the "Neato Developer Network" designed to expand smart robot vacuum integration with third party applications.
Neato Robotics has announced the launch of its Neato Chatbot for Facebook and Messenger, available for all vacuum cleaners in the Botvac Connected range, including the Botvac Connected, Botvac D3 Connected, and Botvac D5 Connected. The idea behind the integration with Facebook is to allow customers to interact with their Botvac Connected vacuum cleaners remotely. Through the Neato Chatbot, users will have the ability to connect and "chat" with their vacuum cleaners using Facebook Messenger, and issue a variety of commands including basic tasks such as "start" or "stop cleaning". Furthermore, the Neato Chatbot will give users the ability to view detailed information about the connected robot vacuum cleaner, and can also be used for accessing support services.