Robot Vacuum Mapping: How This Technology Revolutionizes Home Cleaning

Robot Vacuum Mapping: How Does It Work?

For us parents, cleaning is a necessary chore, especially if you have kids in the house. A few years ago, I was looking for a vacuum cleaner to help me clean the floor regularly. Through extensive online research, I found out that some of them aren't worth trying. Some models had horrible reviews because all they do is wander aimlessly and force you to do the cleaning yourself.

Fortunately, many enhancements have been done to robot vacuum over the last few years. Today, many high-end models are powered with advanced mapping technology that helps in cleaning the floor better and faster.

Have you asked yourself how a robot vacuum works? How does it chart its way around the floor? How does it recognize the walls and other objects? Why is it so smart in avoiding obstacles?

The answer to these questions is simple – it uses a mapping technology that scans the floor, recognizes what its boundaries are, and stores the information on its data bank. These processes make it easier for the robot to “remember” the floor map next time you use it.

It follows then that an efficient vacuum cleaner must have an excellent mapping capability. Some models with basic algorithms cannot adjust properly to the layout of your home. Those with high-end mapping software can quickly adapt to multiple floor plans.

If you are looking for a robot vacuum that can thoroughly clean the floor without lifting a finger, pick one with a superior mapping technology. While some of these models are expensive, you'll be surprised that there are  smart options at a variety of price .

Which Robot Vacuums Use Mapping?

Many robot cleaners in the market today have mapping technology, although this technology differs from one model to another. Typically, the machines with a better navigational system are more expensive than those which follow random cleaning patterns. Robots that are equipped with a better mapping system have an advanced sensor that is capable of creating an accurate map.

The different types of mapping technology include:

LaserSmart TM Navigation

LaserSmart TM Navigation is the latest mapping technology used by some models like Neato's Botvac D5. As the name implies, devices that are equipped with this technology use a laser to scan the objects and create an accurate map of the floor. It sees the surrounding in all angles and works in the dark. It can run up to 4,500 square feet per cleaning cycle with utmost precision and care.

If you have a big house and you're very meticulous about cleaning, a robot vac with laser navigation is the right fit for you. If there is one downside to it, most laser-equipped vacuum cleaners are more expensive than other models.

Lidar- Based Mapping

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