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1. (WO2018202301) FLOOR-CLEANING APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A FLOOR SURFACE

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/202301    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2017/060644
Publication Date: Fri Nov 09 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Fri May 05 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A47L 9/28
Applicants: ALFRED KÄRCHER SE & CO. KG
Inventors: WENZEL, Karl Engelbert
Title: FLOOR-CLEANING APPLIANCE AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A FLOOR SURFACE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a floor-cleaning appliance that comprises at least one cleaning unit (24) for cleaning a floor surface (12) and an optical detection device (28), which can be used to determine a floor type. To provide a floor-cleaning appliance (10; 80) of this kind that enables a more reliable determination of the floor type, the invention proposes that the detection device (28) is designed as a spectroscopy device (30) or comprises same, which enables the floor type to be determined based on a spectrum (58, 60, 62, 64) of the floor surface (12) captured in reflection. The invention further relates to a method for cleaning a floor.