What are the robot vacuum cleaners?
In a global sense it would be correct to divide all clever compact cleaners (we do not mean the smart housekeepers of short stature, but a popular type of home appliances) according to the type of cleaning they produce. And specifically on models for:
Dry cleaning only
The basic principle of action, as in the classical vacuum cleaners, but it is not necessary to carry the pills stuffed with electronics. It is actually a soulless, but very useful and self-sufficient robot designed to fight dust and debris on automatic.
Dry robot vacuum cleaners. the best choice for cleaning carpets and smooth surfaces that do not tolerate moisture (many types of laminate, parquet, porous tiles).
Depending on the design features, robot vacuum cleaners for wet cleaning can operate on the principle of simple (drag along a wet textile napkin), active (with a mobile mop) towel or just be that washing mini-vacuum cleaners capable of moisturizing the floor with clean water, scrubbing away softened stains, collect dirty liquid.
Robotic vacuum cleaners for wet cleaning are relevant if the room is dominated by hard (smooth) flooring.
With a combined type of cleaning
At the heart of a dry robot whose functionality is expanded by adding the capabilities of a scrubber. Work in a basic or combined format on the scheme: to collect dust and garbage, freshen or even clean the floors with a damp cloth. The best combo models even know how to lift a cloth when climbing on carpets.
Vacuum cleaning robots for dry and wet cleaning. Actually, the most universal, the most common and popular type of robot vacuum cleaners.
How to choose a good robot vacuum cleaner differences and top best models.
Robot vacuum cleaner has long ago does not apply to some kind of innovation and for many has become a familiar attribute of home appliances.
It is convenient when instead of you someone without reminders and scandals cleans apartment from garbage.
You will disappear of course so-called accumulated garbage, but you can’t forget about a mop all the same.
Lidar vs Vslam (cameras vs lasers) For Robot Vacuums. Which One is Best?
In this article we will consider how good models should differ from not so good, and on what parameters in the first place you should do when buying.
Not really. There is a universal rule that applies to other areas of our lives.
Because a robot vacuum cleaner first of all should be a robot. A striking example is the company’s products IRobot.
Here are typical reviews from real users.
Other well-known firms, which are famous primarily for their refrigerators, stoves or ovens, do not have that level of resource base, expertise and, most importantly, specialists in this particular area.
Yes, they also have decent devices, but they are not the best. You are simply overpaying for the brand.
How much power a robot vacuum cleaner should have? Two values can be found in the specs.
The power consumption indicates how much electrical energy is consumed by the system.The power consumption shows how much power the unit “eats” after each charge and how many kilowatts it “eats” at the end of the month.counter.
But the suction power (or volumetric airflow rate) is another matter. It is the power to draw in air and all dust particles with it.
The optimal suction power is 35-40 “aero” watts. 20-25W isn’t much, though.
In order to easily cope with hair and hair in palas and carpets, you will need already more than 40W.
In some specifications, this parameter is listed in Pascals. It shows the differential pressure at the inlet.
It can’t get sugar or salt out of a carpet. It can’t even clean the deep joints between the tiles and the laminate flooring.
The traditional giant vacuum cleaners have a suction power of 200W to 500W. It would seem that what can a tiny little thing with 40W on board?
And here for some reason everyone forgets about the height of debris lift. The point is that the little “pancake” doesn’t need to run the dust through a long corrugated tube at all.
Therefore, 40W will be more than enough to lift the debris a couple of centimeters off the floor and pull it inside itself.
All the traditional ones were originally designed with a round shape.
Yes, really, the square one cleans corners a little bit more effectively. After it, the debris stays within a radius of no more than 1 cm on the inside corner side. The round one has just over 2cm.
Here’s a test of three giant round robots and one square robot in ideal conditions (scattered debris in a closed rectangle in corners and edges).
The D robot won by an enviable margin.
But look at your rooms and ask yourself if the robot can get to those corners? often than not they are obstructed by some furniture, household items, battery pipes, etc.п.
So in 90% of cases, no robot will simply not get there, and therefore it is not worth doing Accent on a square shape. In addition, the round has a number of advantages:
After driving into a corner, it doesn’t need to back up to turn around.
The efficiency of cleaning in his corners is solved in simpler ways:
There are two varieties of brushes with which the machine picks up debris.
How many side brushes should a good robot vacuum cleaner have??
Not at all. Leading manufacturers are usually limited to just one! It’s primarily needed along baseboards and in the corners of the room.
Those who put two, explain it by the need to capture more cleaning area in one pass. In fact, with good navigation does not play a big role.
The snaking action moves the surface equally with one or two brushes. The most important thing is to pay attention to the side brush FITNESS.
The thing is that such brushes are less flexible and quickly become deformed and get worse at picking up trash in the corners. The trash cans must occupy a maximum of half the length of the brush.
The best wear-resistant silicone five-armed ones.
On carpets, they definitely lose out to lint.
On the bottom, in the middle of the body of the robot, there is either an air suction or a turbo brush. It is the main cleaner.
Side brushes just spread and direct debris particles in a certain direction. A central air inlet or a brush roll does all the hard work.
The air intake is only suitable for working on hard floors. tile, linoleum, parquet.
The roller, on the other hand, picks up trash, pet hair and long hair on all surfaces well. Even off the head if you accidentally fall asleep on the floor
Without a turbo brush is almost impossible to properly clean carpets and rugs with fine and medium pile.
Manufacturers are trying every time to improve the central brush, introducing more and more new designs. So, pay attention. a roller is not a roller!
For example, the IRobot Scrubbing Rollers.
They are made of silicone and rotate in different directions when working.
Since this is a patented solution and IRobot was a pioneer in this area, all other manufacturers are forced to invent their own bristle-petal variants.
The main drawback bristles. entanglement and getting stuck in it hair and hair, though rollers often sin by it.
That’s why it’s highly desirable for the brush to be collapsible on both sides and have removable side tips.
Which navigation is better for a robot vacuum cleaner
The navigation system is an integral part of the robot vacuum cleaner, because thanks to it the device can navigate in space, clean well and make the best route, not to get stuck in one place. In this article let’s understand the main types of navigation of robot vacuum cleaners and which of them is better.
Any robot vacuum cleaner is equipped with a navigation system that allows him to navigate in space. It is thanks to sensors the unit copes with turns and drops in height, does not collide with the furniture and chooses the best route for cleaning.
Lidar is a laser rangefinder that scans your surroundings. Usually represents a small tower at the top of the device. Vacuum cleaners with lidar are particularly maneuverable and demonstrate high efficiency.
How lidar works in robot vacuum cleaners
Principle of lidar operation in a robot vacuum cleaner is very simple. Laser sensors continuously scan the space in all directions at intervals of about five times per second. The control module of the device processes the information and determines the distance to objects in the room.
Lidar function in the robot vacuum cleaner helps the latter to map the room, navigate freely in space and calculate the remaining power. Laser sensor system allows the unit to bypass obstacles and avoid dead ends. The robot can also estimate the area of the room and relate it to energy reserves. If the battery is almost empty and the room is not cleaned yet, the vacuum cleaner with lidar will automatically return to the base to recharge, and then continue cleaning.
Let’s talk about robot vacuum cleaners
On the subject of robot vacuum cleaners. I want to take something pretty advanced for the test, but not too expensive (roughly speaking, under 35 thousand).
First of all I am interested in building a map of the room (camera or laser rangefinder).
Turbo brush personally for me is not very relevant (it is needed primarily in places where there are pets, because it is good to remove hair, and where there is a carpet), but I do not just for myself, so its presence. preferably.
As far as I understand, the price-performance ratio now in the front row. robot vacuum cleaners from Xiaomi. And I know a lot of people here use robot vacuum cleaners from Xiaomi. So, tell me please which model you have, what are its pros and cons?
I just want to understand what model Xiaomi buy. Advanced Roborock S6? Cheaper C1? Or some other model? Because Xiaomi already has quite a few of them.
And, of course, if you want to recommend a model of any other manufacturer, I would also be grateful. I need advanced features at a not-so-high-price, or a robot vacuum cleaner for 65-70 thousand. This is clearly too much.
I’ve had the roborock s5 for a year now. With lidar. Very pleased. I always run it on the button, as I need to run and collect conditional socks before cleaning. Otherwise it chews and calls for help (can also spoil what it chews). Overall, the app has been changing before our eyes all year.
What I don’t like. Wasn’t able to set up one-button cleaning. To be able to press one button on the phone and clean the kitchen, which shares a floor with the living room. You either have to clean the entire living room, or allocate an area, and command to go there clean the area. It’s all very slow, takes 30-40 seconds. And when does this need to be done every day. It’s annoying.
In a townhouse, it supports floors. And it understands which floor it has been moved to. What’s inconvenient. you have to remember and drag it back, otherwise it runs out of power on a floor that doesn’t have a charger. I don’t know if you can buy more than one charger and if it will work with more than one. But it would have been convenient.
Unfortunately, it doesn’t have any sensors for filling the bin with garbage. It would also be really cool if he also carried water with him on his back that would wet the rag. And this rag dries out after 20 minutes of cleaning. Well, halfway through, it dries out halfway through.
I have a robot S6 and S5 Max (with an enlarged tank) six for a small apartment, five for the house (the increased tank is just right, six would be halfway left empty)
Both are great, almost no special distinction sometimes hurt the bottom rail of the roller door (1 cm to the floor, although 2 cm in other places passes without any problem) is sometimes not enough height pile on the rag. The corners stay dry on a non-ideal flat large tile on the whole satisfied. very quiet (compared to the rumba, also was)
Alex, my friends and acquaintances have 9 different Xiaomi robots (also asked for advice). I have the first robot model of 2016.But I’m watching this case and here’s what I can advise in descending order of price (interesting because the new chips):
I think that’s it. Yes there is still quite a budget and not a bad cleaning model Xiaomi Robot C1. But it has no lidar. Although it does map and route. But to build a normal map, he needs at least once to completely vacuum the apartment. And after that, he’ll refine it a couple of times when he’s cleaning and optimize his route more and more. Lidar models do it in one run around the apartment. It also has maps, virtual walls, room divisions and a schedule. But in the schedule of the room does not specify. That is not to make it clean the hallway every day and the rest of the apartment a couple of times a week. But not everyone needs it. By the way, the lack of lidar should have a positive impact on reliability (no extra rotating precision tool). And it has a good water flow, like the S5. For those who do not want to bother with it turns out well very good budget version of a cleaning robot.
So, tell me please which model you have, what its pros and cons.Roborock S50. In principle, all normal (a year of use in every day mode). We vacuum every 6-8 weeks with a regular wet cleaner with a water filter. Builds a map, wipes down sensors when it starts to fool around. Forbidden zones, not to spoil the piano, put. Over the thresholds, it’s fine (they say up to 2).5 cm), but if we’re talking about something round and square. there will be problems (near the clothes dryer. Tubular feet, less than 2.5, moves with difficulty)
horse battery. In real life, at maximum power under 200 squares of net area will be enough to clean.
BUT: Alex will care. Not relevant to me, but I’ve read that if multiple floors are involved, there will be problems (map reset or something). This may have been cured, once again I have an apartment one floor
roborock s50 already 2.5 yearsParquet and short hair carpets clean perfectly, with the fact that there are two cats in the house.Easily gets over thresholds of a couple of centimeters.Soft at the moment allows you to divide the apartment into zones and clean them individually.Convenient thing. virtual walls and restricted areas. For example, I have it marked on my map not to go into the cat food area and the bathroom.
In the screenshot of the last cleaning of the entrance mat, triple pass.
No efficiency at all. There’s an office chair next to the desk. It’s impassable right away, but if it gets through. and stays there. It’s not capable of sucking up something like a dime or a bolt. I have boxes of stuff under the bed, again, he won’t get behind them, and he won’t go between them. Not to mention from above.
Yeah, it’s a tragedy. I have a vacuum cleaner with a normal bag, once in who knows how long I throw it out and that’s it. Maybe if someone’s used to cleaning all sorts of Dysons every time, he’ll get used to the robot, too.
If your doors are closed, you need a robot in every room. And if they’re open. There will be dust between the door and the wall/cabinet.
A robot only makes sense when you don’t think about its presence at all. That is, there must be a base connected to the network and to the stationary system of dust extraction (they usually do such in cottages, not seen in apartments). As an option, the base should be with a large bag, like a construction vacuum cleaner. the robot should be able to move things around, at least chairs, wires and doors. The robot should work in the absence of people.
This is total nonsense, even the simplest models clean quite effectively.
Has anyone ever tried this shit.? You can see that it sucks, a normal sized barrel, and creates a map. And it’s even on tracks. It’s worth a grand, though. Plus Dyson is a dick, which is also not unimportant in the decision to buy. So I’m waiting for the Chinese clone.
Yeah, of course. When I set out to find a vacuum cleaner I could use myself, the Hulia was the first thing I looked at. Found an acquaintance who has one, took it for a couple of weeks. great results. But, in the end, the Dyson wins because it cleans not worse, I do not feel the exhaust as well, but it is not necessary to pour water out of it after each cleaning. which I found a lot more convenient. Yes and lighter it is noticeable, given that there is no “basin” of water. One plus was the Hughley. I could clean the vacuum cleaner myself after cleaning. With Dyson, I always have to entrust this process to my wife.
if you’re serious about rumbas, here you go.
Roomba that screams its head off when it bumps into obstacles. Crying starts at about 3:30, before that nerd nonsense.
Since last August works this VIOMI V3 this one (also seems to be the daughter of Xiaomi). Clinging to Xiaomi Home.
Builds a map, breaks it down into rooms (regions) by itself. Sometimes, however, stupid and starts to build anew.What is there. 4 levels of suction power. 3 levels of water amount for wet cleaning. virtual walls. you can select the region on the map for cleaning. the option of “double cleaning” (at the end of the cycle). Just start over). 2 options how to build a route when wet cleaning. option “only to pass the perimeter
For 100 squares of battery power enough to go dry cleaning the second go wet cleaning. (there’s a two-in-one option, but I like it better individually.).
Under my son’s bed a couple of times he tried to eat the wire from the headphones and then had to release it and once ran into the leg of a bar stool, from which he was afraid to jump off. Otherwise. I used to do well with the route and always found the base.
Possible disadvantage. long hair can get wrapped around the inlet brush and if you don’t clean it for a long time, then after a certain period, when there is a lot of hair and it doesn’t allow the brush to work properly, the cleaning efficiency goes down.
I have a 2019 iRobot Roomba 960 (or 966). I see no reason to buy a new model of this company.All the problems below are solved in the latest top models, but there is a price.
Problems:- Camera navigation doesn’t work so well. Maybe he does not like the LED lights or something, but in practice it is necessary to turn on the light and it is better not to change the light a lot while he works. Or reset the map.- Very dumb and can not find the base if you put your hands in the right room. Often if you set the hallway spot cleaning and then send the button to the base it goes back and forth and then screams that he can not find the base Suddenly, after updating the appkka lost the function “quick cleaning”. So he only has to go through everything once. Now only the default settings.- It builds a map, but the map can not tell where to vacuum (but shows the coverage of the vayvay).- There is a useless cleaning timer (to clean 15 minutes). But since he can not go into the hallway. Or the kitchen Started to make more noise. Although clean and shake out the trash once a week.- to the cleaning itself is not complaining.
I bought some kind of top of the line cheap one six months ago. something like 10k. Not connected to a smartphone at all, respectively, no maps, etc. bullshit. I didn’t set the base either. After a day or two or three, I take it out with my hands, say “go” and it goes wherever it feels like. At the end says in an English voice, “I’m done going back to the starting point.”. I pick him up. I connect it to the charger by hand the night before use, it charges overnight. After cleaning, I always tell him “thank you” because I am satisfied with his work.
I’ll tell you this, I have a strong impression that all these accurate maps, etc. It’s all more of a marketing and ponzi scheme. I have a pretty complicated route without maps.
I have been using Xiaomi MIJIA Mi 1C since the beginning of last summer. No radar, there is a camera looking up, with wet cleaning.Disadvantages of this model and in general such vacuum cleaners:. the battery 2400 mAh, for an apartment in 60-70 square meters enough to barely, and that at 2 power level. At level 3, it’s probably no longer enough;-if the vacuum cleaner gets stuck and asks to be released, there’s a good chance he’ll start cleaning again later. Pretty sure it’s the lack of radar, and from the camera it can’t figure out where it is well enough when put in place. The 4PA says to put it exactly where you got it. But of all the times I’ve done this, the cleaning has lasted 4 times.- Before you clean, you have to go all over the apartment and pick up all the little things and objects off the floor. I have a small child, so it turns into a mini-cleaning by itself-remove a bunch of toys and miscellaneous items. Plus I haven’t found a good place for his base, so he’s in my kitchen under the dining room table. My feet don’t get in the way, but I have to lift chairs up on the table before each cleaning. It’s surprisingly messy, but it’s not very friendly with carpets and rugs in our environment. We have a rug in the bedroom and rugs in the bathroom (standard. a small one near the toilet and 100x60cm near the bathroom). Every cleaning, he gets a little tangled up on the bathroom rugs. turns corners, runs over the resulting bump, bugs. But he almost always manages to do it himself and leaves (there were only a couple of times when he couldn’t). But the carpet in the bedroom is a guaranteed stopgap for him. No, the rug itself is plain, short-haired, and wouldn’t be a problem if not for the crib and dollhouse. This is just on the edge of the carpet, under the crib vacuum gets stuck between the legs, the edge of the carpet and my wife and I bed. Also, it often gets stuck when moving from the carpet on the dollhouse (the carpet is lying against the house). If it wasn’t for the crib and the cabin, the vacuum cleaner probably wouldn’t have a problem xiaomi has been very helpful with one update, literally killing a bunch of people’s vacuums. Only changing the board helped. People on 4PDA were shocked. And these are not isolated cases.- originally, within the division of models into “cooler” and “poorer”, the functionality in the app was poorer. Later added a choice of rag wetting level. At this point, I’m missing the room selection to send the vacuum to a room with one touch, rather than highlighting a square of “zone cleaning”. There’s an update available now though, maybe they’ll bring it in. And maybe kill the device)). proximity sensor does not respond to dark surfaces. That’s why the vacuum cleaner hits the bumper on the dark furniture. Also write that he has problems with dark carpets. just as the bottom sensor does not understand the dark surface, and the vacuum cleaner begins to think that falls and yells.- We have to clean it. If the women in the house have long hair, after each cleaning it is necessary to clean the vacuum cleaner’s brush. We have a carpet is climbing up the lint. after every cleaning is necessary to clean the container.Pros:. normal suction power. Yes, not an ordinary vacuum cleaner, but for the usual dust, hair, threads and particles of something quite enough even at 2-3 power level increased water tank compared to other models. After 60 square meters remains half a tank.- Larger container compared to other models.- Builds a map of the apartment in the app. You can allocate a “zone cleaning” quadrant and send it there. The senior models have a division by room, so you can send a vacuum cleaner just poking at the right room, rather than aiming square at the size of the room.- The main plus I see is that you can find parts. If the conditional RUMB, LG, Tefal breaks, then the way only to the service. With xiaomi there is a chance 4PDA and ali to find a part.- It’s also a lot easier to find consumables like brushes and rags. Sooner or later, it’s gonna have to be replaced.- If you have cats and dogs robot vacuum cleaner mast hav))
Here’s a thought. The first time I had a wild delight. After six months, it’s a little bit less. The vacuum cleaner itself requires maintenance. For example, if I want to run it today, then: before leaving the house in the morning, I have to walk through the apartment, pick up all the items from the floor, chairs also pick up, because I do not want him to wander in their feet. Then go get the water tank, fill it, soak the rag, put the rag on the tank to go to the vacuum cleaner, bend over three legs, climb under the table in the kitchen, insert the tank. Then remember to turn the vacuum cleaner on in the afternoon at 5:00 pm so it cleans when we arrive. Because if you turn it on in the morning immediately, that is, it will be stuck, then stand and wait for release all day. And if it gets stuck on the laminate? The rag is wet, so I don’t want to take any chances. And set the schedule so he turned on every day can not. then every morning to clean up all of the floor)) In general, I came to the conclusion that a robot vacuum cleaner is a good thing, if you do not have children, if there are cats / dogs, or if you generally live alone. Because in the end, all this fuss with the preparation of the apartment and service and preparation of the vacuum cleaner is almost equal to the usual cleaning by hand.
Robot vacuum cleaners under 25000 belong to the medium price category and are most popular among buyers. They usually demonstrate good power, support several modes and rarely fail.
When choosing a robot with a medium price, you need to pay attention to several points:
- Number of modes. It is desirable that the unit supports dry and wet cleaning and movement on 2-3 trajectories.
- Sensors. The best way to navigate in space are devices up to 25000 with optical and laser sensors.
- Volume of the dust canister. The most convenient robots vacuum cleaners are with containers for 400-500 ml. the container does not have to constantly shake out.
Also when buying a device you should pay attention to the battery life. It is desirable that the unit does not require charging 2-3 hours.
Robot vacuum cleaner with lidar and camera
Laser navigation is one of the most accurate and in demand in the segment of robot vacuum cleaners. In 2019, the demand for robotic vacuum cleaners with lidar and route map has increased significantly. Many popular manufacturers have released at least one model with a laser rangefinder in their line of household robots. As a rule, this type of navigation is the most expensive, so it is higher. In this article we decided to make rating of robot-vacuum cleaners with lidar, picking up 5 most recent and interesting models.
Top 5 robot vacuum cleaners with lidar-based navigation
Lidar-based navigation is the most advanced of all existing types. Robot vacuum cleaners equipped with LDS sensor are the most popular and popular on the market. Not surprisingly, because devices with a “turret” on the body show the best results when communicating with the outside environment: they quickly scan the space, analyzing the room and allowing the device to accurately navigate in the apartment. In addition, vacuum cleaners with lidar can function even in dark rooms. We have made rating of the most popular models of robot vacuum cleaners with laser range finder today.
The first place in our rating was shared by two robot vacuum cleaners, combining the quality of premium models and an affordable price tag.
Okami U 100 Laser
One of the most popular models on the market of robot vacuum cleaners is the most “pumped” version of the U-series brand Okami. Buying the Okami U100 Laser you are the happy owner of a premium device. Let’s analyze in detail all the advantages of this gadget:
- Japanese technology, namely the NIDEC motor that can increase the suction power up to 2500 Pa, which is suitable for cleaning any kind of floor covering, even the carpets.
- Instant space scanning and fast room mapping.
- Comprehensible interface of the official application, which opens access to many functions, for example, in it you can adjust the degree of wetting of a microfiber cloth.
- Ability to divide the room into zones and zone the cleaning. Added to this function is the ability to limit the cleaning area. The robot vacuum will bypass unwanted areas marked in the app.
- Wet mopping that is as good as mopping by hand. Y-path wet cleaning imitates hand movements, effectively scrubbing hard floors. Wet mopping has never been so perfect. Important extra: The water tank also has a compartment for dry dirt, so you can clean both at the same time. Water tank capacity is 360 ml, which is several times larger than that of competitors.
- Maximum complete set, the availability of additional items. Extended, optimum or absolute package is available if you want it.
- You can buy the Okami U100 version, which additionally has a UV lamp for surface disinfection.
- It is possible to choose a comfortable warranty plan: standard, comfort or premium. Each plan corresponds to a specific maintenance period for the device and the warranty period. For example, the Premium version comes with a 30-month warranty and up to 3 days of service.
Xbot L7 Pro
The next breakthrough in 2020. a robot vacuum cleaner Xbot L7 Pro with self-cleaning function. The model is one of the best in the segment of premium robot vacuum cleaners. Let’s highlight the main advantages of the robot:
- Let’s tell in detail what the concept of “robot vacuum cleaner with self-cleaning” means. After cleaning, the robotic vacuum cleaner returns to the docking station, where it empties the contents of its dust canister. The accumulator serves as a charging station, which presses the dust and debris, allowing you to store debris from about 20-25 cleaning cycles. This system saves the user time, allowing them to service the device less often.
- The unit’s lidar-based navigation allows for lightning-fast analysis of the room and scanning of objects in it.
- Accurate room mapping and the ability to save multiple cleaning plans at once.
- Availability of wet cleaning function, which can be combined with dry cleaning of the room.
- High suction power, which develops up to 2700 Pa. In addition, the vacuum cleaner detects carpeting and automatically increases power when you switch to it.
- Convenient application, through which you can easily manage the device.
Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI
The second place is deservedly occupied by the model with similar characteristics, but with a less attractive price. 65 thousand rubles. rubles. What does the manufacturer offers for the money?
- Navigation device based on the LDS sensor and an optical camera, which allows the robot to intelligently build up a route of its movement.
- Accurate mapping of the area and saving it in the memory of the device.
- Combined cleaning: dry and wet.
- The volume of the dust bag is less than in the first two models (600 ml each) and is 420 ml.
- Ability to divide the territory into cleaning zones, as well as to limit the space by exposing undesirable areas for cleaning.
- Carpet recognition function, in which the robot vacuum cleaner automatically increases suction power when it climbs on them.
- Numerous operating modes, which are easily customizable via the official mobile app.
iBoto Smart L920W Aqua
Perhaps the most budget-friendly version of the robot vacuum cleaner, which navigates on the basis of lidar. 20-25 thousand. rubles. Can quality be cheap??
- Availability of dry and wet cleaning.
- Accurate mapping of the area and the definition of forbidden zones on it.
- Suction power developing up to 1500 Pa. Possibility to regulate it in a mobile app.
- Official app for instant access and control of the cleaning process.
- Dust container of 450 ml, as well as a tank for wet cleaning of 300 ml.
Chinese manufacturer iLife creates inexpensive, but functionally interesting model. Let’s consider the merits of one of them:
- The navigation of the device is based on lidar.
- Combined type of cleaning: dry and wet. The volume of the dust container is 450 ml. The volume of the water tank is 350 ml, and there is also a compartment for dry debris, adding 100 ml to the main tank.
- Competent mapping of the room and the ability to highlight the forbidden zones for cleaning.
- Convenient device control through the official app, where the user can control the suction power and adjust the supply of liquid to the microfiber.
Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1S
One of the most popular and yet affordable robot vacuum cleaners from the Chinese company Xiaomi. What made Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum Cleaner 1S famous?
Most well-known companies today have produced at least one model with a laser rangefinder. Their. but that does not stop fans of real comfort from buying.
Visually, the lidar is a small tower on the body of the robot vacuum cleaner.
This is the laser rangefinder the manufacturers talk about. Their working principle is quite simple. The vacuum cleaner sends light pulses into space and calculates the time it takes for them to reach an obstacle. It allows the device to determine the exact distance to pieces of furniture, walls and various obstacles.
The resulting data allows you to make a detailed map of the room and choose the best cleaning routes. Hygiene procedures become clear and fast, without unnecessary gestures of the device.
In addition, the lidar rotates in a horizontal plane and searches the room every second for 360 degrees.
Modern robots with lidar navigate the space both during the day and at night. They are perfectly defined in the room, in correlation with vacuum cleaners equipped with cameras. With proper maintenance and timely replacement of parts such a device will last three years or more.
The lidar has a significant disadvantage. it does not see reflective surfaces. If the room has a closet with reflective flaps or a floor mirror, it will not detect it. Also, chrome legs of furniture (for example, chairs or a kitchen table) are not marked in the route, which is extremely inconvenient. But you have to put up with this peculiarity.