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The history of intelligent robot vacuum cleaner
2022-12-11

Every advancement in technology has brought the public life one step closer to intelligence. In the pursuit of intelligent home life, human beings have never stopped exploring. Especially at this time when people's living standards are rapidly improving, smart home has also entered a new stage of accelerated growth. In addition to the speed of product iteration, some new smart home areas have also begun to be developed, and the sweeping robot born at the turn of the century is one of them. Although sweeping and mopping may seem like a routine task for most people, having a machine do it for them is an extremely complex process. In the early days of the development of sweeping robots, they were also criticized for not being clean enough, not smart enough, but today, with the application or inspiration of laser positioning, binocular obstacle avoidance, driverless and other technologies, sweeping robots are penetrating into more people's home scenes with a new experience。

The early stage of development of the sweeping robot industry

In 1996, Electrolux released the world's first intelligent robot vacuum cleaner, the Trilobite, and in 2001, Dyson developed the DC06, a floor sweeper that was too bulky and had problems with mass production and ultimately failed to hit the market. In 2002, the first wave of products was launched by iRobot, which was a truly mass-produced and sold product. Kärcher (Germany), Hitachi (Japan), Samsung (South Korea) and SongTeng Industries (Taiwan) all launched sweepers around 2002, but in the following eight years, most of them did not stand out and iRobot was left struggling. From 2002 when iRobot launched the first generation of intelligent robot vacuum cleaner to 2010 when shipments exceeded 1 million units in 8 years, the main reason for the inability to grow explosively was poor product penetration & user experience was never recognized. 2010-2011, the U.S. brand Neato made its own low-cost LIDAR, which initially formed a global planning type of intelligent robot vacuum cleaner, through sensors and SLAM (simultaneous positioning and map building) algorithm. The sensor and SLAM (simultaneous localization and map building) algorithm let the sweeping robot grow "eyes". By installing sensors (LIDAR or camera), the robot is able to monitor its surroundings in real time and process the sensor data through SLAM algorithm to build a map, which enables the global path planning of the robot based on the environmental map. Compared with the random collision class of sweeping robots, global planning products achieve high efficiency and full area coverage, which is the best robot vacuum at that time.

Technology upgrade in the floor cleaning robot industry

With the birth of global planning products, the user experience has been greatly improved, while benefiting from the accelerated layout of major manufacturers, product iteration accelerated, the best robot vacuum can be based on global planning of the navigation system to upgrade again. Samsung and LG released global planning products based on visual navigation (vSLAM) technology in 2010 and 2011, respectively; Coors relied on laser navigation (LDS SLAM) to achieve global planning with its Dibao 9 series in 2013; Dyson released the Dyson 360 Eye based on visual navigation (vSLAM) technology in 2014; iRobot launched the Dyson 360 Eye based on visual navigation (vSLAM) technology in 2015. So far, there have been a number of representative products in both laser navigation and visual navigation technology directions. More consumers are willing to try to use. Sweeping robot in the technology upgrade at the same time, but also benefit from the development of e-commerce through the online channel rapid volume, according to the "sweeping robot white paper" shows that in 2019 sweeping robot online sales accounted for 88.4%, compared to 57% in 2013, a significant increase. Online channels open up product prices more transparent, the brands through brand marketing, product technology innovation & detail upgrade of the differentiation strategy to seize market share, product prices are correspondingly increased, the real realization of "one price one goods". According to the "sweeping robot white paper" data statistics, 2016-2019 1000-1499 price band product ratio close to the waist, on the contrary, 2000-2499, 2500-2999 price band products accounted for exponential growth. I think Aigostar is currently the best robot vacuum cleaner on the market, with the continuous upgrading and iteration of the product cleaning module, the cleaning function of the sweeping robot from the previous simple ground vacuuming (appearing as a vacuum cleaner replacement), adding anti-tangle design (AeroForce roller design), and then adding the mopping function (sponge water tank - electric control water tank - vibration water tank) and the recent self Cleaning capacity upgrade (dust collection bucket / automatic cleaning cloth). The cleaning function of the entire product is increasingly perfect, the use of floor robots is no longer limited to vacuuming scenarios, and can undertake most of the ground cleaning work, and human secondary intervention is increasingly less link and time.

2022 best floor sweeper recommendations

Aigostar sweeping robot will conduct a comprehensive scan of the home environment and build a 3D map before it works. Relying on LDS LIDAR with SLAM algorithm, Aigostar sweeping robot can start from any point in the home, 360 ° all-round identification of the home environment information, but also can build an accurate 3D house map, the identification of complex household type, and cleaning route planning. In the subsequent daily use, it will further refine the constructed house map, recalibrate the deviations, and finally let the robot completely "plate" the topography of the home. In addition, the LDS laser navigation allows the robot to locate itself in real time and record it. This allows the robot to clean according to the planned route on the one hand, and on the other hand it can also return to work after charging where it just didn't finish cleaning, avoiding the previous situation where the robot would have missed and repeatedly cleaned. Users who like the Aigostar sweeping robot can purchase it through offline boutique community stores, as well as through online channels such as Amazon, Brand.com, and the AIGOSMART APP.

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