July 5, 2022


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Appliance Science How Robotic Vacuums Navigate

The robotic vacuum is designed to perform various cleaning tasks in a flexible manner and with clear sense of direction. It can also be operated autonomously.

The specific location in the home determines whether the vacuum cleaner makes its rounds in the living room or the bedroom, for example. If the Wi-Fi adaptor is installed in the base, the vacuum cleaner can be controlled from a smartphone via an application, for example. Additionally, the vacuum cleaner can be remotely turned on and off. There is also a built-in virtual wall function that is activated by a raised hand or the sound of the remote. For example, if the sound stops for a certain length of time, the vacuum cleaner stops working as well. In this case, the vacuum cleaner will vibrate and search for the Wi-Fi adaptor, after which it will restart automatically. For security reasons, the vacuum cleaner will not work if it detects that it is in a closed room.

Other Considerations
For the development of this robot vacuum cleaner, several essential factors were taken into account. The rotor is made from high-strength steel, which makes it suitable for cleaning difficult carpets. This ensures a good grip and prevents corrosion. An electromechanical digital controller ensures optimal control and adjustment of the robot vacuum cleaner. The device also has a variety of sensors that are used in monitoring the cleaning progress and efficiency.

Viomi Alpha UV (S9)
Viomi Alpha UV (S9) is very powerful with a whopping 2700 Pa of suction which equates to windspeed of 66 meters per second. In testing, it cleaned exceptionally well and vacuumed up small stray objects like hair clips, small wires, and corn kernels. Besides, this robot vacuum with self empty uses LDS2.0 sensor with SLAM algorithm for navigation situated in the centrally located turret. That makes it only 9.8 cm high and capable to crawl and clean under furniture. In case the clearance is barely there a pressure sensor in the turret will ensure it will not get stuck. It does get too loud when on maximum power but on quiet or even standard power mode the noise is tolerable.

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