If you still find the manual cleaning of your rooms using an upright or canister vacuum cleaner troublesome, then you should consider getting robotic vacuum cleaners. These hands-free, smart cleaners come with a navigation system to find their way around the room, and have a very efficient cleaning system that makes use of brushes and vacuum to suck the dirt in.
How do robotic vacuum cleaners find their way around?
These auto-cleaners come with a high-tech navigation system that makes use of infra-red radiation and sensors to measure the size and shape of the room and avoid bumps and falls. In addition its software makes use of algorithms that determine the path of the cleaner; some advanced robotic vacuum cleaners come with ultra-sound dirt detection system. These advanced systems ensure a spot-less clean without any effort on your part.
When using the older models of robotic cleaners you have to identify the size of your room as big, medium or small, which determines the amount of time your cleaner would work. The newer models come with more advanced system that determines the data of the cleaning environment on their own. For example, the iRobot Roomba cleaners make use of AWARE system, which is made of multiple micro-processors. When the robot’s cleaning mode is turned on it sends out infra-red signals and measures the time taken for the signal to bounce back. This is used to determine the size of the room, and calculate the cleaning time required.
When in its cleaning mode, robotic vacuum cleaners make use of multiple sensors. They have sensors that prevent them from falling off the stairs. These sensors send out an infra-red signal which do not return as the cleaner reaches closer to the stairs. The cleaner then identifies that it must turn back. They have sensors in the cleaner’s bumper that detect an obstacle, and the cleaner slows down as it gets closer to it. There are sensors around the edges of the cleaner that help determine the boundaries of the walls and enable the cleaner to clean really close to the walls. The path followed by the cleaner, which is normally spiraling, criss-crossing or completely random, is determined by an algorithm which ensures complete floor coverage.
The Cleaning Mechanism Used by Robotic Vacuum Cleaners
These automated cleaners make use of a vacuum that pulls dirt in, agitator brushes at the bottom that trap debris, and a revolving side brush that sticks out from the shell enabling the device to clean around the corners as well. The dirt and debris is collected into a bin. One needs to empty the bin, at least once each cleaning cycle. Many robotic vacuum cleaners come with dirt sensors which can be found above the agitator brushes. If a spot is dirtier then the agitator collects more dirt, and as the dirt is kicked into the bin the metallic dirt sensors vibrate more. This tells the cleaner to spend more time at that spot. When the surface under the cleaner changes the agitator brushes readjust their height.
With these advanced cleaning mechanisms, you can completely leave your home cleaning to robotic vacuum cleaners.