Ecovacs Robotics

Ecovacs Robotics is a Chinese technology company.[2] It is best known for developing in-home robotic appliances.[3] The company was founded in 1998 by Qian Dongqi and is headquartered in Suzhou, China. According to Global Asia, Ecovacs Robotics had more than 60% of the Chinese market for robots by 2013.[4]

Ecovacs Robotics
FormerlyTEK Electrical Company
SSE: 603486
IndustryConsumer electronics
Founded1998; 24 years ago (1998)
FounderQian Dongqi
HeadquartersSuzhou, China
Area served
Key people
David Qian, President of the International Business Unit[1]
ProductsDomestic robots
Service robots


Ecovacs Robotics at CES 2012

In 1998, Qian Dongqi founded Ecovacs Robotics as an original equipment manufacturer for vacuum cleaners under the name TEK Electrical Company.[4] The company rebranded in late 2006 as an independent manufacturer of robotic devices for home cleaning.[5] By 2007, Ecovacs Robotics had introduced its floor cleaning Deebot series.[6] The product was featured and had a recurring role on Real World: Skeletons in 2015.[5]

From 2012 to 2014, Ecovacs Robotics expanded its operations with offices in the United States, Germany and Japan.[7] The company also introduced products for mobile entertainment and security, air purification and window cleaning.[8] Ecovacs Robotics collaborated and partnered with Marvel Entertainment for limited edition themed Deebots to coincide with the release of Captain America: Civil War.


It produces the DEEBOT, a floor cleaning robot, ATMOBOT, an air purifying robot, and WINBOT, a window cleaning robot.[9][10] Deebot is a floor cleaning vacuum, which uses smart motion technology that guides the robot which can vacuum and wet mop floors. The Deebot has anti-drop and anti-collision sensors to navigate around objects for cleaning.[11][12] Winbot is a window cleaning robot which debuted at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.[13] It suctions onto a vertical glass surface and cleans using microfiber pads and a squeegee.[14][15] Ecovacs featured BENEBOT, a shopping assist robot, at the Consumer Electronics Show.[16] In August 2016, Ecovacs released the UNIBOT, a smart robot with floor cleaning, home monitoring and air-purifying features.[17] In 2021, Ecovacs release the DEEBOT T9+, a robotic vacuum which uses obstacle avoidance technology to avoid objects when cleaning, it also comes complete with an auto-empty station. The DEEBOT T9+ also includes OZMO 2.0 technology which operates a vibrating mop along with an airfresher (scent: wild bluebell).

Ecovacs Robotics sells cordless stick vacuums under the brand Tineco.[18]


The company was recognized by the Consumer Electronics Show for its solar panel cleaning robot, receiving the 2015 CES Innovation Award.[19][20]

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  1. ^ Climent, Maria (21 October 2016). "Hacia la Inteligencia del Sistema: "El humano debe ayudar al robot a decidir"". El Mundo (in Spanish).
  2. ^ Hezi Jiang (February 3, 2016). "In Las Vegas: 'The Chinese have arrived'". The Washington Post. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
  3. ^ Zhu Shenshen (May 22, 2016). "Service robots are the latest fad". Shanghai's First Financial Daily.
  4. ^ a b "La china Ecovacs lidera el mercado doméstico chino de robots" (in Spanish). Global Asia. 26 January 2013.
  5. ^ a b "How an Ecovacs Robot Made an Appearance on MTV". Customer Technology Association. 22 June 2015.
  6. ^ הופמן, צחי (10 October 2011). "צפו: שאבנו אבק עם רובוטים - וחזרנו עם המלצות". Globes (in Hebrew). גלובס.
  7. ^ Jiang, Hezi (28 June 2016). "ECOVACS to introduce new maid robots for US". China Daily USA.
  8. ^ "IT Branding: la fuerza comercial en España y Portugal de Ecovacs y Bissell". Ei Electro Imagen (in Spanish). 10 November 2016.
  9. ^ Ralph Gardner Jr. (March 17, 2013). "The Joy of Clear Glass". The Wall Street Journal.
  10. ^ Kwanchai Rungfapaisarn (August 4, 2016). "Ecovacs Robotics aims to clean up in Thai market". National Multimedia.
  11. ^ Scott Kramer (October 13, 2016). "How to Effortlessly Clean Your Floors". Forbes.
  12. ^ Diya Sen (April 10, 2016). "Meet Ecovacs' DEEBOT D79, A Vacuum Robot That Empties Its Own Dustbin". Tech Times.
  13. ^ Hezi Jiang. "Home robot-maker still scans market". China Daily USA.
  14. ^ Carolyn Forte (June 8, 2013). "Clean Like The Jetsons!". Good Housekeeping.
  15. ^ Michael S. Lasky (March 19, 2013). "Review: Ecovacs Winbot 7". Wired.
  16. ^ Loren Grush (January 10, 2015). "CES 2015: Benebot is an ultra-cute robotic shopping assistant". Popular Science.
  17. ^ "Ecovacs Robotics: New cleaning robot". Vernetzte Welt. August 2, 2016.
  18. ^ "Tineco Announces Opening of U.S. Office in Seattle". 12 November 2019.
  19. ^ Mike Kezdi (December 15, 2014). "Ecovacs Robotics' Solar Cleaner Earns CES Award". Solar Builder.
  20. ^ Jason Koebler (January 7, 2015). "Here's an Autonomous, Solar Panel-Cleaning Robot". Vice Media.

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