The History of Robot Vacuum Cleaner

The History of Robot Vacuum Cleaner

With the rising tide of AI, robot vacuum cleaner plays a home par role in our daily life.

Cleaning becomes a time-consuming and exhausting task, especially in larger homes. A robotic vacuum cleaner does all the work by itself and requires no supervision. All of it, It’s the wisdom of laziness. This article is going to look at the history of the robotic vacuum cleaner.

The first ever robotic vacuum cleaner appeared in 1996. It worked fairly well but it had problems with colliding with objects and because it stopped a short distance from walls and other objects it left small areas that are not cleaned. Although this machine caused a slight sensation on television, appearing in Tomorrow’s World (a science program produced by the BBC), it didn’t make any real impression on the consumer. 

world's first robot vacuum cleaner

These early robot vacuum cleaners were rather crude beasts that relied mostly on the operator using a remote control to guide the device. Although the first robot vacuum cleaners had an autonomous mode which allowed them to clean unassisted, they were not very effective. These robotic vacuum cleaners had rudimentary navigation and would bump into obstacles and were often unable to recover from this, coming to a standstill. They also used a random path that made them very inefficient, cleaning the same area repeatedly whilst missing others. These factors, in combination with batteries that had a very short working time, meant that robotic vacuum cleaners couldn’t compete outright with the traditional vacuum cleaner market.

In 2002. the robot vacuum cleaner of America was able to change direction when it encountered an obstacle, detect dirty spots on the floor, and detect steep drops to keep it from falling down stairs. It became popular very fast, which then caused other companies to reconsider the idea of a robotic vacuum cleaner.

 In 2014, the next major breakthrough in robot vacuum cleaner technology, with a 360-degree camera mounted on the top of the machine. This was intended to improve the robot’s navigational ability, it was also reputed to have much more suction power than any of the previous robotic vacuum cleaners.

Other breakthroughs include improved batteries, auto recharging, sweeping and clean double effects and the use of smartphone technology to provide the user with a greater amount of control and versatility in using the robot.

In 2018, a new technology vSLAM (Visual Simultaneous Location and Mapping) which with webcam and memory ability, will apply in Amarey robot after two months. This will also enable home robotics providers around the world to upgrade their robotic products into intelligent.

 vSLAM + AI robot vacuum cleaner

Robot vacuum cleaners must be the most used and have had the biggest practical impact on our daily lives. Will you face the history and follow with the trend to be together with the robot vacuum cleaner?


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