Cleanliness is next to godliness; that’s what the scriptures say. But then, we all hate the repetitive cleaning chores. For example, to stay comfortably with my two Chihuahuas, I must vacuum the floor and carpet at least once daily. That was a backbreaking task in the past before I discovered the convenience of robot vacuums.


In this article, I will share several ways through which robot vacuums have revolutionized our lifestyle.


Autonomous Operation

The biggest advantage of robot vacuums is, of course, the autonomous operation. These low profile gadgets come with inbuilt batteries that power their movement. When it comes to getting around, they rely on intelligent navigation and floor mapping systems to find their way around our houses.


Unlike in the past, where I used to push my bulky upright vacuum, these days, My Roborock S5 does it all. It leaves its dock station and vacuums the entire house or the specific rooms, I tell it. In the event its battery is low before finishing the cleanup, it will automatically dock for recharge and complete the task at hand once it gets enough juice.


Due to the advancements in technology, we can now live care-free now that we have robot vacuums that empty their bins automatically. In the past, we had to empty the bin after every cleaning session.


Specialized Cleaning

Another advantage of robot vacuums is that they are highly specialized. On the market, there are robot vacuums for bare floors, robot vacuums for carpets, robot vacuums for allergies, robot vacuums for pet hair and so on.


Unlike my upright vacuum, which was so rough on my carpet and delicate hardwood floor, the Roborock is gentle. When it comes to pet hair, the Roborock is highly specialized to ensure maximum pet hair pick up and capture of allergens such as pollen, dust, dust mites, and pet-related dander. I also like the fact that it integrates a robot mop that wipes the wet paw marks, urine stains and other stains and grime leaving my floors sparkling clean.


Intelligent Cleaning

Another great advantage of robot vacuums is the intelligent cleaning performance. Besides the fact that this vacuum operates autonomously, it thinks just like humans. Intelligent robot vacuums like Roombas even detect where there is concentrated dirt. The latest technologies also suggest cleaning preferences for us.


Interestingly, robot vacuums offer remote operation. We don’t have to be at home to vacuum the carpet or the dog feeding area. The advanced models are smart courtesy of 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi, enabling smartphone app operation and syncing with voice assistants. That means we can tell our robot vacuums to start vacuuming while at the office.



While they are primarily designed for vacuuming, robot vacuums are complementing our smart cameras. The latest models, for example, the Deebot OZMO T8 AIVI, comes with a real-time camera, so we can use it as a roving home security camera.


How to Buy the Best Robot Vacuum

Indeed, robot vacuums have become instrumental in our daily lives. They have made the backbreaking tasks of floor cleaning effortless. But then, buying the right vacuum cleaner can be an uphill task for many of us. In this section, I have shared a few essential tips that can guide shoppers looking for the best robot vacuum.


The first thing to do is to check the brand. There are many brands today, some genuine and trustworthy, while others offer cheap products. Some of the best brands include Roomba, Roborock, Deebot, Neato, bObsweep, Eufy, and Xiaomi.


The next thing is the cleaning orientation. There are robot vacuums with mops, but most of the models on the market are designed to vacuum only. In the same token, robot vacuums are specialized. We should buy models that have been designed to suit our specific needs.


Lastly, it’s important to check the extras offered. As homeowners, we should be on the lookout for robot vacuums with Wi-Fi, digital barriers, intelligent floor mapping and scanning, voice controls, etc.

Indeed, robot vacuums have revolutionized our lifestyle. With the right robot vacuum, we are guaranteed an easy time at home, even with the heavy-shedding pets. No more backbreaking and time-consuming vacuuming with the regular upright vacuum or canister; we should let the robots do the dirty work!