Shark presents new robot vacuum with AI navigation

shark ai robot self empty xl

Vacuum cleaner brand Shark has recently launched a new robot vacuum cleaner: the Shark AI Robot Self-Empty XL. The robot vacuum uses, among other things, AI laser navigation, technology that we also encounter under the hood of self-driving cars.

Shark Self-Empty XL robot vacuum

The new robot vacuum cleaner navigates differently from other robot vacuum cleaners. While the average robot vacuum cleaner points its cameras at the ceiling (vSLAM technology) to navigate, the Shark Self-Empty XL robot vacuum cleaner scans the floor. The robot vacuum cleaner follows a systematic cleaning route: thanks to Next-Gen technology, nothing is skipped and it cleans efficiently.

“Precision cleaning, intelligence and convenience come together in our highest-performance robot vacuum to date,” said Tim Moore, Executive Vice President at Shark. Watch the robot vacuum cleaner in the video below.

Control via app, Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant

The new robot vacuum cleaner from Shark can be operated via the newly designed SharkClean app or via a voice assistant. Both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are compatible with the Shark Self-Empty XL robot vacuum, allowing you to control it with voice commands.

You have the option of having the robot vacuum cleaner vacuum the entire house or specific rooms and zones. Does the kitchen need extra vacuuming? Then you can opt for the UltraClean Mode: the vacuum cleaner offers better performance.

The robot vacuum cleaner returns to the charging station on its own, where it can also empty itself. Speaking of which, Shark claims that the vacuum cleaner can collect dirt for about 60 days, after which it only needs to be emptied. The present HEPA filter ensures that 99.97% of the dust particles are filtered out of the air.

Price and availability

The new Shark AI Robot Self-Empty XL is available immediately on You will also discover the robot vacuum cleaner at the larger outlets in America, including Amazon, Best Buy and Target. At the time of writing, the model is still poorly available in Europe.

Robbert Tigchelaar
Robbert Tigchelaar

Robbert Tigchelaar has made testing vacuum cleaners his life's work. He has dedicated himself to conducting fully independent and valuable tests of vacuum cleaners to provide consumers with honest advice. His expertise in vacuum cleaners has been highlighted in The Washington Post and the Daily Express.

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