Vacuuming homes is one of the most tiresome housekeeping activities, and to relieve people of the arduous task, the best option is to use robot vacuums that work automatically and do not need any human intervention at all. It is a great relief for homeowners because once placed in the room; the robotic vacuum starts operating on its own. Fondly called RoboVac, the equipment uses advanced technology based on intelligent programming and a cleaning system that performs all operations on its own to ensure complete cleaning of the space from wall to wall and even reaching under the furniture. The vacuum cleaner uses its intelligence to map the room first and then zips around the room to sweep it without requiring any human assistance. The RoboVac does more than vacuuming by doing some housekeeping touch-up too.
A robot vacuum cleaner is indeed smart equipment because it does everything like any other type of vacuum cleaner but without any human input except for pressing the start switch as it does not require any human control. It can clean hard floors and carpets and collects the dirt and debris in a bag that you can empty later. When finished with the job, the equipment can find its docking or settling station on its own. Some models have the voice messaging facility that announces the completion of the cleaning operation.
The design of the RoboVac is quite unlike any other vacuum cleaner because its shape is circular. A standard RoboVac is 12 inches in diameter and stands 3-4 inches above the ground. Most units have the control panel located at the top, which usually has one or two buttons, but there can be a few more buttons in some models. Some models have an LCD panel or monitor that displays the status of the equipment and provides feedback when receiving cleaning instructions. Depending on the model or brand, some RoboVac has a half-moon shaped spring-loaded or light-touch bumper in the front that serves as a sensor for detecting objects that the equipment might come across during cleaning. Some models come with a flat brush in the front.
The working modality
The equipment rests on two drive wheels that help it to move around duly supported by one or two non-driven caster wheels. Underneath the equipment are the sensors, and few are also inside. It provides information to the RoboVac about the environment like the distance traveled, detecting stairs or cliffs, and even the status of electronics. The cleaning system is like any other vacuum cleaner and consists of a suction motor and motors for rotating brushed that drive the debris toward the point of suction.
When idle, the RoboVac sits in the docking station, which is its home. The norm is to keep the RoboVac and the docking station in an openly accessible area by avoiding closets or any cramped space as it will hinder the movement of the equipment and affect the operation. The docking station is also the charging station for the batteries of the RoboVac as the equipment charges automatically between cleaning sessions.
It is interesting to know how the RoboVac finds its way back to the docking station after completion of work. A light beam emitted from the docking station in V-shape serves like a beacon that guides the RoboVac back to the docking station after its work is complete. Some models that come without the docking station would require connecting the equipment to a manual power supply unit for charging. The power supply unit comes along with the equipment.
You can program the RoboVac for scheduled cleaning on specified days and time when the equipment leaves the station or docking unit on its own and starts performing its tasks. It will not stop and return to the station until completion of the cleaning cycle or the battery signal is low. If the battery runs low during the cleaning process, the RoboVac will abort cleaning and soon start its return journey to the docking station. This is possible because of the schedule fed into program in the robot’s memory. You can set the preferred schedule by just pressing a few buttons.
Efficient – Vacuuming is hard work and time consuming and given a chance anyone would like to keep away from it. Moreover, the services of domestic help and maids are neither cheap nor always available. The automated RoboVac comes in handy and relieves the residents by doing all the hard work on its own while keeping the rooms spic and span. It works like an upright vacuum cleaner minus the stress of operating it. The RoboVac uses a wide range of accessories like filters, brushes, cleaning mechanisms, and more within the sturdy casing to facilitate the best cleaning operations.
Ease of use – Turning on the switch will set the equipment running, and it will start the cleaning operations on its own. And this is where the human intervention ends. It is incredibly convenient to use the robotic vacuums that allow users to have their own time while the equipment does the cleaning automatically without any supervision. The equipment follows the cleaning schedule fed into the memory and completes the task by detecting obstacles and circumventing it and reaching the hard to access corners with ease.
Compact – The compact design of the equipment allows it to access even the most difficult places as the flat disc shape allows it to turn easily and get past corners without any difficulty. The RoboVac has full access as it can reach places that other vacuum cleaners cannot reach. The flat and compact design allows the equipment to hover around furniture without the need to move it.
Intelligence – The smart equipment is packed with intelligence like the ones used by the army to clear land mines. Many sensors allow it to detect dirty areas and clean it by identifying drops like stairs for smooth movement. The equipment can map the place and determine the navigation route to ensure thorough cleaning while monitoring the battery usage and controlling the movements.
Look for a RoboVac that comes with a lifetime warranty that gives you complete peace of mind.