iRobot Roomba i7(plus) Robot Vacuum Empties Itself, Learns Your Home's Floor Plan

Christine Persaud

Published: 09/10/2018 08:45:45 AM EST in Mobile

iRobot Roomba i7(plus) Robot Vacuum Empties Itself, Learns Your Home's Floor Plan

The latest iRobot Roomba robot vacuum, the i7+, can learn your home's floor plan for an intelligent and customized clean, and empties itself via the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal system.

The Roomba i7+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal comes with Imprint Smart Mapping that remembers multiple floor plans and room names so users can customize cleaning jobs and direct the robot to clean specific rooms by voice or via the iRobot Home app. When the Roomba i7+ robot vacuum is finished cleaning, it empties its own dust bin into the Clean Base, which holds 30 bins of dirt.

"With the ability to learn, adapt to and remember a home's floor plan, and the introduction of automatic dirt disposal, the iRobot Roomba i7+ represents the most advanced robotic vacuum ever built," says Colin Angle, Chairman and CEO of iRobot. "This robot delivers on the original vision we had when we embarked on the journey to build a vacuuming robot almost 20 years ago."

Imprint Smart Mapping allows the i7+ to remember up to 10 different floor plans or rooms. It will recognize the room it's in, and clean as instructed, based on a previous mapping of that floor. iRobot's patented iAdapt 3.0 Navigation with vSLAM technology helps the vacuum seamlessly and efficiently navigate the home by keeping track of where it's been and where it has yet to clean. The Roomba i7+ also adapts to changing home environments, so it always knows the best way to clean.

With connectivity to Alexa-enabled devices and Google Assistant, the Roomba i7+ also allows you to clean specific rooms by name with a voice command. For example, say "Alexa, ask Roomba to clean my kitchen," or "Hey Google, clean the living room," and the Roomba i7+ will efficiently find its way to the appropriate room to clean. Once finished, the robot will return to its base to charge and automatically empty its contents when paired with the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal.

The Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal automatically empties the contents of the Roomba i7+ dust bin into the Clean Base. Doubling as the robot's charging station, the Clean Base stores debris in an enclosed bag, and traps dirt and dust so it can't escape into the air. When the bag is full, the user is notified via the iRobot Home App. Pull the bag out of the Clean Base and replace with a new one. The bag can hold 30 bins of debris, so you don't have to think about vacuuming for weeks at a time.

"iRobot is addressing a long-standing customer call by giving Roomba the ability to empty its own bin after each cleaning," explains Christian Cerda, COO of iRobot. "This enhances the customer experience by eliminating the dusty and dirty mess often associated with emptying vacuum canisters. With the ability to remember the home, clean specific rooms and empty itself when it's finished, the Roomba i7+ with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal quite literally frees customers from every aspect of vacuuming, from start to finish, for weeks at a time."

The vacuum has two Multi-Surface Rubber Brushes that work together to effectively clean both carpets and hard floors. It will automatically adjust the height of the cleaning head so the two brushes can directly engage with the floor. One brush loosens and agitates dirt and the other moves in the opposite direction to extract and pull dirt in. Instead of bristles, which can bend and miss dirt, the flexible rubber brushes hug the floor to clean everything from small particles, like dust and dirt, to hair and large debris.

Featuring a low-profile design to clean under furniture and along toe kicks, the Roomba i7+ robot uses a High-Efficiency Filter to capture 99% of pollen, mold, dust mites, and cat and dog allergens.

Leveraging Dirt Detect technology, an iRobot patented feature, sensors in the robot recognize particularly dirty areas, such as sand near a doorway entrance, and prompt the robot to clean them more thoroughly. Once the Roomba i7+ robot is finished cleaning, you can view Clean Map reports in the iRobot Home app to see where the robot cleaned, along with other details.

The Roomba i7+ robot vacuum with Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal is available for pre-sale in Canada starting at $1,250, and will start shipping beginning Tuesday, September 12, and be sold through retailers starting October. The Roomba i7 robot vacuum can also be purchased without the Clean Base for $900; and the Clean Base Automatic Dirt Disposal will sell on its own as well for US$300 should you wish to upgrade later. Dirt Disposal Bags are US$15 for a pack of three.

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