With vSLAM technology, the iRobot will make map imprints of your house for smarter cleaning!

The iRobot Roomba is a little robot that will revolutionise your life, your home and the way you keep it clean. If you have bought one of our robotic dust guzzlers then you will know just how great these household companions are. Not only can some of our models empty themselves, they plan their cleaning schedule around your schedule and are able to remember the ‘lay of the land’.


But, things are about to get super exciting, using technology called vSLAM, or Visual Simultaneous Localization and Mapping, the Roomba is able to map out various rooms in your home. 

This exciting technology is simple, with the vSLAM technology, the iRobot Roomba is able to create an imprint – or a smart map. The iRobot Roomba bots are all able to trace out and plot multiple maps in their memory bank as well as no-go keep out zones.


Our friends over at Digital Trends have gone into the nitty gritty about how to set up you your vSLAM technology and programme your bot to remember each room that needs cleaning. While we’re excited about the ins-and-outs of setting up our floor map, we also want to talk about why programming your Roomba is a great idea – especially during the festive season. 


South Africans are a social bunch, and we seem to do most of our socialising at the end of the year. As businesses, schools and retail outlets close for the December break, it’s time to gather and enjoy the beautiful weather we’re fortunate to have with 80% year-round sunshine December is the peak of perfection. But as we laze by the pool, or meet our mates for a braai we are more often than not plagued by that little voice in our head, ‘what about the house work’? 


Because hosting is must, and intensifies over the holidays. Whatever kind of cleanup you need is customizable inside the iRobot app, and it all starts with building those Smart Maps to your exact needs.


If you’re making the annual pilgrimage down to the coast for a spot of sun, surf, sand and relaxation we’re certain that the last thing you want to do is spend your Summer holiday cleaning sand off the floor. All you need to do is bring along your iRobot Roomba, map a new layout and you can quite literally put your feet up. Truly enjoy all the downtime with your favourite book, or family. Guilt free lazy days here we come! iRobot Roomba’s are able to map more than one floor-plan, so why not travel with Bruno, or Daisy, [insert affectionate nickname for your favorite cleaning companion here]. Making life simple. iRobot, so you can human!


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