Robot sweeping is a pioneer in the smart home appliance market. Although it is easier to be classified as a robot in the development process, the functions it realizes are currently mainly focused on handling household cleaning work, and therefore it is also regarded as a new form of smart home appliances. More importantly, the sweeping robot has changed the original household cleaning method and liberated users from part of the household labor, which cannot be replaced by traditional home appliances, so it is favored by consumers.
Although the development of vacuum cleaners is not long, it has experienced four generations of innovation in technology. The first generation of sweeping robots was born in 1997, a professional home appliance manufacturer of Electrolux Trilobite, Sweden, but at that time it became the biggest criticism due to the calculation response speed, machine travel speed and unreasonable design thickness. The second-generation sweeping robot is a random collision sweeping robot. Due to the lack of intelligence, it must adjust the direction of travel after colliding with an obstacle, resulting in extremely low cleaning efficiency.
The third-generation sweeping robot has opened the era of planning by adding navigation functions, such as configuring a camera or LDS lidar scanning for positioning, and adding some algorithm support, which can quickly test the distance, plan the cleaning route and avoid duplication of labor, which is improved to a certain extent. Improved cleaning efficiency. In the fourth generation, the sweeping robot was born in the current wave of artificial intelligence and the Internet. In addition to planning and cleaning, it can also sweep and drag, have remote connection and human-computer interaction. Compared with the previous three generations, it is intelligent. The degree has been improved by leaps and bounds.
At present, mainstream sweeping robots have reached a high level in the four aspects of cleaning, navigation, endurance, and operation convenience, and can basically meet the cleaning needs of daily households. But when planned cleaning has become the mainstream technology of the industry and is no longer a new selling point, the supply side is also digging into new ideas for product development.