Robots are all set to rule the house. Starting with small appliances such as robot vacuum cleaners, they are able to all the jobs as perfectly as human beings and by using the minimum time possible.
Questions Frequently Asked by the User
Size of the Robot: A new user usually finds the robot quite strange. The first detail is the size of the robot as it is small and circular in shape. Though small in stature, these robots do their job of cleaning, very meticulously and can keep the room sparklingly clean.
Understanding Instructions: The robot is able to understand instructions through sensors which are inbuilt into the machine. These sensors determine the capacity of the machine to do their jobs. They are located on the under-side of the machine and can locate dirt, obstructions and different floor surfaces through these sensors.
Human Interference: There is no necessity for any human interference as these instructions can be fed into the machine. The machine then operates on its own. The user can also operate the machine even if he is away from the house through Smartphone or by presetting the work.
Maintenance: There is not much maintenance required for the robot as the robot is small in size and the dust bags are not very big. Hence maintenance is low.
Dust and Dirt: The machine has a dust bag to collect the dust. It uses the suction force to draw in dust and grime and to keep the place clean.
Recharge: The machine can recharge itself by going to the docking station which is the place where it is allotted and can get recharged there. If it does not have a docking station, it has a light to denote that the battery is down and it can be manually recharged. The machine can generally run for two hours without stop before its battery runs down. After recharge it can continue for another two hours.
Different Sensors Used
The robot uses different sensors to perform different functions.
Dirt Identification: The robot identifies dirt and dust so that it can collect and put them into the dust bags where it collects them. It usually recognizes fine dust, dirt, pet dander, etc.
Obstacle Detector: The robot is able to identify the obstacles in front of it and keeps away from it. Hard objects such as walls and furniture are sensed by these robots and once they sense these obstacles, they move either to the left or to the right. This is to protect them from hitting into objects as well as move in the right direction. These sensors are located at the front of the robot for easy identification.
Mapping Detector: The robot is also fed with mapping detectors by which the user can inform the robot about the places to be cleaned so that it follows instructions as given to it. The robot moves in a zigzag route or through circular movements to clean up the place. Virtual walls are also provided for the robot to identify the boundary and move away from these walls.