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Automatic (robotic) Vacuum Cleaners

Whether you have wood floors, tile floors, or carpet, the truth is that your floor surfaces will get dirty and cleaning them simply isnt a lot of fun. Its a job that is seemingly never finished and even if you clean them once a week, you will still find debris, dust, dander, and hair on their surfaces.

This frustration with cleaning floor surfaces is one of the reasons why an automatic vacuum cleaner was finally developed. If you have not yet seen one of these in action, you will not believe what you have been missing out on.

What are Automatic Vacuum Cleaners?
An automatic vacuum cleaner is a vacuum cleaner that is able to travel around your entire home, or just part of it, and vacuum up all of the debris without any human interaction at all. The intelligence of these machines is actually quite amazing and not only are they able to keep track of where they have been, but you can also set up boundaries for places that they shouldnt go, and they can even find their way back to their charger when they are done!

Although most people who own one of these vacuum cleaners will use it as their primary vacuum cleaner, you will also want to have another one on hand to do smaller areas or to do the stairs. But, for the most part, they are ideal for everyday cleaning and will save you a lot of time while also keeping your floor surfaces cleaner than ever.

The History of Robotic Vacuum
Ever since vacuum cleaners were developed, companies and individuals have been trying to find a way to automate the process. The first company to bring a real robotic vacuum cleaner to the market on a wide-scale basis was Roomba, a company that was founded by MIT roboticists in 1990. They developed robots for space exploration, mining, and searching Egyptian pyramids before finally developing one that could manage and maneuver a vacuum cleaner. In 2002, the first Roomba floor vacuum was launched and the company has been developing these products in addition to other robotic or unmanned ground vehicles ever since.

How Much Do Robot Vacuum Cleaners Cost?
A good vacuum cleaner will always set you back a bit, but the good news that a quality automatic vacuum cleaner is in the same price range as manual ones. At the low end, you will find the Neato XV-21 Pet & Allergy automatic vacuum cleaner goes for around $350, while the more advanced professional models such as the iRobot 880 vacuum cleaning robot for pet and allergies sell for around $700. The model you choose really depends on the type of cleaning you need and how autonomous you want the vacuum cleaner to be.

What Are the Options?
Depending on the make and model of the automatic vacuum cleaner that you are buying, you will find that they do come in several different colors, but primarily they are in black, gray, and white.
These are all cordless models that are able to be put back into a charger. In most cases, the device will need to charge overnight and will then have up to three hours worth of vacuuming time, which is more than enough for most homes. I hope that this article will be helpful for you and know better about the robotic vacuum.


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