As far as robotics go, the famous iRobot Roomba is not exactly going to be at the front of the robot queue, in line to take over the world on Judgement Day. Until now that is, because this is the Thinking Cleaner and its job to make the Roomba more intelligent. There are many uses for such an addition to the already cool Roomba floor cleaning robot. It is all about having control of the robots in your home or business premises. So you get some cool features such as remote control, clean button, dock button, spot button, direct drive button and the useful find me button that emits a musical tone in order for your to find it.
So how does the Thinking Cleaner module make the Roomba smarter? Well first of all it adds a wireless connection that allows it to connect to the home or work internet and then with the free Smartphone app or browser extension the user is able to access the Roomba remotely. Quite simply this addition to the Roomba vacuum cleaning system makes it even more user friendly as the remote control feature allows the user to receive notifications and make changes to the programming of the Roomba, so if you have unexpected guests turning up, you will be able to quickly clean the floor before anyone arrives home.
The Thinking Cleaner app is an interesting addition, as it allows the user to add multiple Roombas from multiple sites so it is great from property managers with a number of buildings to look after, of buildings with multiple floors too as the Roomba struggles with climbing the stairs, it is the downside for most robots. The Thinking Cleaner will be launching early next year, but can be pre order now from just 99 Euros for the Thinking Cleaner module for the Roomba 500 or 600 series.
Source: Thinking Cleaner