Technological Advances of Robot Vacuum Cleaners
With the modern society's hectic lifestyle, it is no wonder that more and more people are looking for ways to save time and energy. After work and daily chores are complete, it seems family, leisure, and recreational time are at a premium. So naturally, more and more people are looking at technology to take care of their daily chores.
Appliances like the iRobot Roomba, the original robot vacuum cleaner, has advanced significantly since it was first introduced in 2002. Long gone are the days when a simple coffee table could confuse and trap the automated vacuum, as software and sensory advances have led to a very effective product. With over 6 million units sold and very positive reviews, it is clear that automated home cleaning robots are a now an established home cleaning option.
iRobot has termed the advanced features as the iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology. Some highlights of the technology include the ability to detect dirt, cliffs, follow along a wall, and escape a confined area. Conveniently, the Roomba can run on a predetermined automatic schedule and best of all after it has done its rounds of cleaning it will find its way back to the docking station and recharge. The latest generation also features an advanced power management system allowing it 50% longer battery life than previous models.
Another cleaning option, the Scooba, specializes in floor washing and is also is equipped with the iAdapt Responsive Cleaning Technology. iRobot has developed two models; the 200 and 300 series. The difference is the 300 series has the added feature of vacuuming up loose debris and dirt before the mopping process. Both models actually put down a fresh stream of cleaning solution, followed by scrubbing brushes, and then all the liquid is sucked away by a squeegee-vacuum.
Besides the obvious benefit of work saved by using the device over a traditional mop, the Scooba will only use clean water to mop. With a traditional mop and bucket, until the water is changed, the user is putting dirty water back on to the floor. The device is able to only use clean water as it has a feature termed the Advanced Water Management System that separates clean and dirty water.
The automated cleaning industry has made significant improvements since it first started out. With advanced features and abilities of these modern devices there is no wonder sales continue to climb. These devices have proven their worth in clearing up not only floors, but today's hectic schedules so people can spend time doing what they choose.