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Types of Robot Vacuum Cleaners

Robot vacuum cleaners are generally used for cleaning homes, although some robotics companies have developed cleaners for use in industrial, military and office environments. A number of companies developed robotic cleaning systems during the 1990s, with the majority becoming commercially available at the start of the 21st century. Companies, such as iRobot and Electrolux showed prototypes through the 90s. The Electrolux Trilobite was shown as a prototype from 1996 onwards, and commercially released in 2001. Each robot used as a cleaning system moves around an environment independently, without the need for an operator to manually operate the vacuum cleaner.

 This is the Electrolux first self-going vacuum cleaning released on market in year 2001.


Over eight million iRobot robotic vacuum cleaners had been sold worldwide by 2012, with the company’s first robot released commercially in 2002. Developed by robotics experts from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the iRobot Roomba is designed to pick up 98 percent of household bacteria, including pet hair and dust. Unlike earlier types of robot vacuum cleaners, the Roomba uses a series of motorized brushes to lift dirt and dust from the floor. A built in motor is used to create a vacuum that sucks the lifted dirt into the collection box of the vacuum cleaner. There are six models available in the Roomba range of vacuum cleaners, and three of the Scooba range. Models developed by other companies often differ by using oil soaked materials to pick up household dirt, instead of creating a vacuum that drags dirt into a container.

Most robotic vacuum cleaning systems use a random navigation system that stops the robot moving in a uniformed way around a room. As improvements in the navigation systems of robots have been made, most systems are now capable of moving around furniture and other obstacles in a room. In some cases, robots can be programmed to operate using a timer system that can be programmed by the owner. Robots are charged using a docking station, some robot vacuum cleaners return automatically to their charging stations when they are low on battery power. Certain vacuum cleaning systems house a storage container in the docking station, which allows the robot to empty debris automatically into the container as they are charged.

Robotic vacuum navigating system detects all the furnitures and obstacles in the room.


The Scooba cleaning system is a floor washing system that uses a four step cleaning process to clean and wash floors. Brushes are first used to sweep dirt and debris from the floor, before water is used to wash and scrub flooring materials including wooden, tiled and linoleum. A squeegie system is the final step in the cleaning process. Water used to clean floors in the Scooba system is not recycled through the system; therefore, no dirty water is used during the cleaning process. Nowadays most of the daily activities are running by robots, computers and you may consider purchasing your auto vacuum online! Read this news and you will get a great idea before owning a nice iRobot.

 Do you know Scooba uses cutting-edge iRobot AWARE intelligence to calculate the optimal cleaning path and cleaning behaviors? Watch this video!

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