Mass production of the robot cleaner began with the 2000s.In appearance they resembled then drives with a height of 15 cm and a diameter of 40 cm. Equipped with a contact sensor, they were ahead of the device sometimes used infrared sensors.
first and second-generation robots were manually adjust cleaning area, for this use the buttons on the vacuum cleaner.To work without the cord into robots installed batteries recharged from a special module.Charging time of the first generations of robots reached 12 hours.Since the third-generation robot itself determines the cleaning area itself, with the help of infrared sensors looking charger.
Modern robotic vacuum cleaners are controlled by the LCD-displays or via the panel on the cover of the device.There are three cleaning programs:
- regular,
- fast,
- spot (in the area of ‚Äč‚Äčabout 2 square meters).
Cleaning is done automatically using a special built-in application that allows the vacuum cleaner without user intervention.There are robots, equipped with an infrared remote control are perfectly suited for people with disabilities.
robot can navigate in space:
- with the help of ultrasound,
-with a sensor on the bumper, which registers hitting an obstacle and changes the movement,
- with the help of infrared transmitter and receiver, which limit spacecleaning,
- using infrared sensors,
If the robot gets stuck, it beeps, allowing him to discover - this is probably the only thing what he needs people.
Since 2005, produced a fully automated robots, which themselves when filled with dust collector paving the route to the base station.There they dumped garbage, recharge and continue cleaning until the complete elimination of dust.
Since 2009 robotic vacuum cleaners came to the Russian market is fully adapted and officially certified by the Russian-speaking consumer.Since 2011, LG began producing robot cleaners 5th generation.
In early 2014, foreign companies have made an investment plan for the next five years, which are going to invest in the implementation of robotics in household appliances (including in vacuum) of around 8 million euros this year and 4,5 euros in the next three years.