Download PDFOpen PDF in browser

Verifying and Assessing a Performance of an Automatic Vacuum Robot under Different Room Conditions

10 pagesPublished: March 18, 2022


Artificial intelligence has become the mainstream technology. Automatic vacuum clean- ers or robot vacuums change the field of vacuum cleaners with an involvement of an au- tomation, which is a technology that makes people’s daily life easier and more economical. Robot vacuums were invented by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1990. To- day, robot vacuums are successful and have many users all around the world. More than 2.5 million families live in 60 countries use them. However, a question that is still being asked about robot vacuum is the efficiency of room coverage and the ability to remem- ber the redundant areas that have already been cleaned. The answers to these questions are unclear, as manufacturers do not reveal the algorithms that are learned by robots, or sometimes they just partially did, due to business reasons. This study was proposed in response to the above questions by using our mobile application for tracking and recording actual geolocations of the robot walking across various points of the room by extracting the real geolocation data from satellites consisting of a latitude and a longitude under multiple different room conditions. Once the robot has cleaned throughout the room, the applica- tion reported all areas that the robot has cleaned for analysis purpose. We presented the actual route map, the coverage area map, and the duplicate area map of the robot that potentially led the further understanding of robot vacuum’s effectiveness.

Keyphrases: Coverage area, geolocation, iRobot, Location-based Study, Redundant Area, Robot Vacuum

In: Bidyut Gupta, Ajay Bandi and Mohammad Hossain (editors). Proceedings of 37th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications, vol 82, pages 11--20

BibTeX entry
  author    = {Thitivatr Patanasakpinyo and Natcha Chen and Natthikarn Singsornsri and Nattapach Kanchanaporn},
  title     = {Verifying and Assessing a Performance of an Automatic Vacuum Robot under Different Room Conditions},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of 37th International Conference on Computers and Their Applications},
  editor    = {Bidyut Gupta and Ajay Bandi and Mohammad Hossain},
  series    = {EPiC Series in Computing},
  volume    = {82},
  pages     = {11--20},
  year      = {2022},
  publisher = {EasyChair},
  bibsource = {EasyChair,},
  issn      = {2398-7340},
  url       = {},
  doi       = {10.29007/w64v}}
Download PDFOpen PDF in browser