The History of Robot Vacuum Cleaner

History of Robotic Vacuum Cleaner
robot vacuum history
The robot vacuum cleaner has a history of 25 years since its birth. In 1996, the first robot vacuum cleaner came out, and its name was called 'electrolux trilobite'. It was manufactured by Electrolux, a swedish manufacturer of household and  professional electrical appliances at the time, and was officially mass produced to the market in 2001.

The trilobite sweeping robot uses ultrasound to detect and avoid obstacles while helping it build a map of the room. In fact, the first-generation trilobite sweeping robot could not avoid some obstacles very well.

robot vacuum history

The infrared sensor was added to the second-generation version, which greatly improved its ability to avoid obstacles. However, before use, magnetic strips must be attached to the door and the end of the stairs as an invisible wall to prevent the robot from moving forward and prevent the robot from falling or entering other spaces by mistake. The "Trilobite" sweeping robot can run for 60 minutes each time it is charged. It operates in three gears: normal, fast and spot cleaning. When the vacuum cleaner is full of garbage, it will also emit a light warning. It is only 13 cm high and can be cleaned under the table and bed. Since its cleaning process is completely automatic, users can leave it at home to clean the room, thereby freeing up a lot of rest time.

robot vacuum history

Speaking of sweeping robots, then we have to mention iRobot. iRobot is a robotics company that has previously specialized in the military robotics market.

robot vacuum history

In September 2002, iRobot made an important milestone in the history of sweeping robots. iRobot launched the Roomba series of sweeping robots. Since its launch, the iRobot Roomba series of sweeping robots are still active on the market and are well received by consumers. The greatest impact of Roomba series sweepers on the sweeper industry is its patented invention-the three-stage sweeping structure. The three-stage cleaning structure is the cleaning structure of "side brush + rolling brush + dust suction port". Compared with other two-stage cleaning structure products, the key point is to add a V between the side brush and the dust suction port. The purpose of the roller brush is to sweep up the dust that is adsorbed on the ground by static electricity through the high-speed rotation of the roller brush. The cleaning ability is better than that of a vacuum cleaner to a certain extent.

robot vacuum history

Looking back on the development history of robot vacuum cleaners, from the initial “pseudo-intelligence”, “poor cleaning ability”, and “high prices” to the current “intelligent planning” and “intelligent connection”, the technology of vacuum cleaners has become more and more mature and more popular. Consumers favor.

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