There’s no need to limit your robot vacuum to a room with four walls and a door for cleaning. You can create your own boundaries within an open floor plan or other challenging room layout.
How do I keep Roomba from certain areas?
Recommended Keep-Out Zones
If there is an area in your home where your robot may get stuck multiple times, the iRobot® HOME App will alert you and recommend adding a Keep-Out Zone on that area of your Imprint™ Smart Map.
How do I map my house with Roomba?
Press the Maps icon on the right of the iRobot® HOME app screen.
This is also the start to your Imprint™ Smart Map:
- Your Smart Map is the way your robot remembers your home.
- You can customize or edit your Smart Map to send your robot to specific rooms, add Keep Out Zones, designate targeted Clean Zones, and more.
Can I pick up my Roomba and move it to another room?
If you pick up Roomba and manually move it to another location, it may have difficulty finding its Home Base. For best results, allow Roomba to complete its cleaning cycle without interruption. to ensure the Home Base has been installed in an optimal location.
Can Roomba map multiple floors?
Yes! The Roomba® i7 can remember up to 10 unique floor plans, so you can carry the robot to a different floor or a different home. As long at the robot has mapped the space, it will recognize its location and clean as directed.
How long does it take for Roomba to map your house?
Usually, two to three mapping runs will generate a full and complete home map. If you want your bot to earn its keep by vacuuming while learning, it may take up to five outings before a full map is ready; this depends a bit on the size and layout of your home.
Does Roomba i6 have keep out zones?
The Roomba i6+ will allow you to set restricted zones, which we call Keep Out Zones, that allow you to prevent Roomba from entering areas via the iRobot Home App.
Can you use 2 roombas at the same time?
You can have both Roomba’s schedule at a certain time and if you have the scheduling virtual wall, have them turn on at the same time, so there is very little intervention to get them going. Yes, splitting the duty in half was kind of what I was thinking, at least for the main rooms.
What are boundary strips for robot vacuum?
Neato-brand bots come with magnetic strips called Boundary Markers. These strips create a physical threshold that your robot vacuum knows not to cross. You can even use scissors to adjust the size of the strips for greater customization.
What can I use to block a robot vacuum?
You can block them off with physical barriers, or virtual ones, depending on the bot. Other options include using magnetic tape or virtual wall accessories, both of which may have been included in the box with your robot vac.
Does Roomba memorize your house?
iRobot says the device can remember up to 10 floorplans, meaning you can “kidnap” it, take it to a new place, and it will learn that one, too. (It will also work with Alexa and the Google Assistant, so you should be able to shout at an Echo Dot for the Roomba to clean a specific room you’ve just sullied.)
Does Roomba i3 remember room layout?
This allows the Roombas to map your house so you can tell them to clean specific rooms and even specific areas of specific rooms (like “under the kitchen table” or “under the sofa”). That puts it in line with the company’s old top-of-the-range 900 series.
How does iRobot learn your house?
These vacuums use a navigation algorithm called visual simultaneous location and mapping, or VSLAM. The optical system can identify landmarks on the ceiling, as well as judge the distance between walls. The iRobot Roomba i7 Plus shows a more logical, thorough navigation path thanks to its optical technology.