Roomba Vacuum Cleaner Models

The Roomba vacuum cleaner is created and marketed by the company iRobot. The Roomba was first introduced in 2002 with improvements and new types released in 2003, 2004, and etc. Today, countless numbers of them have been purchased, which makes it the most favored and well-liked robotic vacuum cleaner so far.


1. Remote control - This will enable you to control the Roomba from a distance.
2. Schedular - This will enable you to program your Roomba to vacuum your home based on your schedule, even if you're away. The schedular could also update the software.
3. Home base - This is where the Roomba would return back for re-charging on auto-pilot.
4. Virtual wall - It is utilized to keep the Roomba away from particular regions.
5. OSMO - This is a dongle that is connected to the serial port of the Roomba.


The Roomba is a disc, thirteen inches in diameter and less than four inches high. A big contact sensing bumper is attached to the front part of the device, with an infrared sensor found at the top front center. A carrying handle is found at the top of it also. Based on the type you choose, it could include 1 or 2 infrared transmitter units. The 1st and 2nd generation Roomba types would need to be told the dimensions of the room with the use of 3 little control keys, even though this is now no more needed with the most recent Roomba models.

The Roomba functions with internal nickel metal hyrdide battery packs and needs to be recharged regularly from a wall plug, even though the more recent models include a home base where they'll automatically find and head to when they need to charge themselves. Using the more recent models of Roomba includes 3 stages which are carrying it anywhere you want, pressing the power button, then choose either clean, spot, or max.

Whenever the spot, clean, or max mode is chosen, the Roomba would temporarily stop for 1 or 2 seconds and then start working. The contact bumper would identify bumping into walls and furniture, and the virtual walls would restrict the Roomba to the regions that you want. There are also four infrared sensors at the base that can prevent the Roomba from falling down the steps.

Not like the Electrolux versions, the Roomba does not map out the rooms they're vacuuming, since they depend on bumping into items or walls to map out things. The layout is dependant upon MIT technology that robots need to act like insects.

After a small amount of time, the Roomba will start to work. If it detects a home base, it'll attempt to go back to it. At this stage, you simply should take away the dirt container from the back of the robot and empty it into a rubbish bin. Do not forget that the Roomba is not made for deep pile carpet. It's low enough to clean under your bed and most other home furniture.

If you're sick and tired of cleaning and simply do not want to do it anymore, a Roomba vacuum cleaner would be a wonderful purchase. You could relax or just do other things while the Roomba perform all the vacuuming for you.