iRobot Roomba 980
The Roomba 980 is iRobot’s most capable robotic vacuum to date with many new features, including cloud connectivity, the ability to navigate an entire level of a home, and automatic floor detection for dynamic power adjustments during big cleaning jobs. The iRobot HOME App allows users to start their Roomba from anywhere, schedule cleaning jobs on-the-go and customize cleaning preferences directly from a smartphone. The Roomba 980 can clean an entire level of a home through iRobot’s proprietary visual simultaneous localization and mapping technology (vSLAM®) which allows the robot to build a map of its environment as it cleans, keeping track of its location and automatically recharging as needed until the job is done. The Roomba 980 is also smart enough to detect different floor surfaces and optimize performance based on the type of floor it’s cleaning, providing twice the cleaning power on carpets and rugs.
Judges said: Boy, did this vacuum cleaner go to grad school? It’s so much smarter than the early versions. The judges loved that it now has cloud connectivity, and can find its way through your entire home. Plus it detects the difference between hardwood and carpet floors.