This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl.
iRobot, a company involved in robot vacuum cleaners, has started distributing a software update called iRobot Genius Home Intelligence for some models such as Roomba and Braava.
The new features are available by updating the "iRobot HOME" app for Android / iOS, but the timing of the new features differs for each model.
After the software update, the Roomba and Braava will be able to recognize furniture and clean rooms, and AI (Artificial Intelligence) based functions will be added to the dedicated app iRobot HOME.
Specifically, in addition to the movements of the Roomba and Braava, the dedicated app will also learn about the user's past usage history and suggest the timing and location for frequent cleaning, as well as automatically detecting areas with a lot of wiring and recommends specific Keep Out Zones to users.
Other features will also be available, such as notifying the smartphone of pollen and allergy seasons and when your pet's hair grows back, based on location data, and suggesting cleaning frequency. In order to use this function, however, the location settings must be enabled in advance.
This article is based on an article from the Japanese edition of Engadget and was created using the translation tool Deepl. The Japanese edition of Engadget does not guarantee the accuracy or reliability of this article.