A revolutionary robot floor cleaner is being launched in the UK by household cleaning brand Vileda.

The Cleaning Robot (rsp: £189.99), which rolls out from January, is designed to work on tiles, parquet, lino and even short-piled carpets.

The machine has a navigation system that allows it to move around the house and change direction when it detects objects, walls and drops.

It has lateral brushes to clean corners, edges and under furniture, while rotating brushes and vacuum power picks up particles, dust and hair.

The bag-less device has five-minute, 30-minute and one-hour cleaning options to be selected according to the size of the room.