Taking technology from the lab into the home.
In the Lab, the lights are always on.
Silicon Valley’s R&D laboratories are famous for turning big dreams into reality, and The Lab at Neato Robotics is no exception. Transforming a vision into working technology lies at the core of what we do. It’s more than our job, it’s our passion. Neato Robotics is the
because we design mobile robots differently than any other company. Our engineers have worked tirelessly to develop robots that are smarter and more powerful than any other floor cleaning robot.
A True Vacuum Cleaner
Makers of other robotic floor cleaners like to call their products vacuum cleaners. Nice try guys. Their bots are actually brush sweepers combined with tiny support vacuums. That’s how their manufacturers slip the word “vacuum” onto the product. Neato robots are designed as vacuums from the ground up. With a Neato, your floors are being cleaned with a fast compression centrifugal impeller that is ten times more powerful than other robotic floor cleaner on the market.
Sweepers and vacuums work very differently. A sweeper relies on a bristle brush to pick up debris. The result is that sweepers require frequent brush maintenance to clear the carpet fiber, pet fur and hair that collect in them. If the brushes are not cleaned often, the
Precison Laser Mapping
The onboard laser sensor optically collects thousands of distance readings per second, and the robot uses each of these to enhance its understanding of its environment and pinpoint its location. This real-time information makes the Neato vacuum sensitive to any change in its surroundings.
It instantly detects if a person or a pet enters the room and repositions itself to avoid a collision. The laser sensor uses infrared light, so it’s invisible to humans and completely safe. Through innovations in efficiency and sensitive optics, the laser works on very little power. In fact, the light output from the laser is so low that the Neato’s sensor meets all FDA standards to qualify as a completely eye-safe Class I laser.
cognizance of itself within its environment as well as its capacity to plan its actions and
execute them efficiently and accurately.
The laser onboard the Neato vacuum gives it the ability to create precise, detailed maps of its environment as it travels through your home. But that’s just the beginning. Once it has created a map, the Neato vacuum can plan the most efficient path for cleaning a room. By constantly keeping track of where it is in the map (a process known as localization) the robot stays on course and cleans in an orderly fashion.
Mapping and localization enable it to carefully track where it has cleaned and where it still needs to work. Its artificial intelligence algorithms make sure that it cleans everywhere without repetition, dramatically reducing cleaning time without compromising cleaning performance. If the Neato vacuum is running low on power and the charging station is on the other side of the house, the robot simply stops cleaning and plots a course back to the base to charge. When it’s done charging, the robot’s tracking data gives it the ability to return to the exact same spot where it left off to continue cleaning.
Have you rearranged your furniture since you last ran the robot? No problem. The Neato rebuilds its maps to reflect the most current information about its environment.