With time, the number of household devices, intended to make our life easier and save our time for more interesting and important things, is increasing. We know that it takes much time and efforts to clean the flat. The appearance of cleaning robot, which makes everything on its own (vacuums, dusts, wipes the mirrors, etc.) is not envisaged in the near future. All these operations involve the human labor, while the devices and household chemicals only make it easier. However, we still dream to get rid at least of a few boring actions – to turn on the device and get the result without making efforts.
Vacuum-cleaning robot is the device, equipped with an artificial intelligence, able to clean the surfaces in the automatic mode. These robots appeared on sale not so long ago, and, despite the rapid development of these technologies, they’re still far from perfect. Visually, the robot vacuum resembles the disk (about 10 cm thick disk and 30 cm wide). However, there are models whose shape resembles the square with rounded corners. Due to the low height, these machines easily penetrate under the beds, cupboards and sofas, i.e. the places we don’t always reach. The robot moves by means of an electric motor and small wheels (usually there are 3 of them). The device is operated with the buttons, located on the top surface of the disk.
The robot is equipped with the battery whose capacity defines the period of uninterrupted work of the cleaner. On the average, such robot can clean the area of 20 square kilometers in 45-50 minutes. There are many models in different price category and with various sets of features on the market. However, the price doesn’t always determine the quality. Therefore, before choosing a certain models of robot vacuum, you should form a clear picture of your desires and realistically assess your capacity. It will help you to choose the right model and avoid the frustration with its operation.
The types of vacuum robots
- 1. The robot vacuum, intended to remove the dust and garbage from the surfaces through their sucking with the airflow.
- 2. Washing robot vacuum – it provides the wet floor cleaning with the use of cleaning products. 3. Floor-polishing robot can do both dry and wet cleaning with the use of microfiber napkins.
All the vacuum robots are completed with the base for recharging. When the battery charge is close to the minimum, the vacuum finds its base by means of special sensors and connects to the charger. Once the charging is completed, it will continue to work.
Depending on the model ”advancement ”, the charging can take from 40 minutes to 8 hours. Most models are equipped with the pollution sensors. These devices detect the most polluted places and clean them longer and more carefully.
The surface identification sensor allows the vacuum to detect the type of surface and use the appropriate mode for its surface. The cheap models of vacuums are often entangled in the wires, lying on the floor. Therefore, you must pick them up before cleaning. More expensive models use the system against the entanglement in the wires or some small objects. When it activates, the work of brushes and vacuum turns off, and the robot tries to leave this place, after which the work is renewed.