Can Robot Vacuum Avoid Fall Down Stairs ?
Falling down from stairs are very often in the past. because the robot navigation & stair safety technology are not very mature. for many customers, it could be one of the concern when buying a robot vacuum.
Now it won’t be a problem again. the anti-falling technology has a huge improvement. it’s become the very basic requirement for robot vacuum manufacturer. on market, there is no any risk of falling when robot working. Almost of robot vacuums are equipped with anti-drop sensors in the bottom, it can detect the depth, together with smart navigation (Infrared, Gyroscope, Lidar), It can make the right decision to avoid the edge of stair & barrier.
Like klinsmann robot vacuum K187, K185, K196, K186, all the robots use stair safety technology, equipped with 3 pairs anti-drop & smart navigation. So it’s no possible to fall down from stair.
Can Robot Vacuum Climb Stairs
There are many research & idea for a design to make robot vacuum that can climb stairs.
In the past, there is a group did a work base on irobot roomba, they made flying robovac. however it failed, because it’s not pratical. There is also another design, a sample figure of how the Dyson vacuum would move up and down the stairs. the stair-climbing robot hasn’t yet been confirmed to be a real product.
So there is no stair cleaning robot at present, perhaps it may appeared in the future.
Robot vacuum cleaner can run at hardwood & tile floors, carpets, some even can go across small gap. that’s because robot vacuum fit with Retractable Wheels, it can climb with small slope ( Less than 15 degrees), but the slope for stair is 90 degrees & the high normally higher than robot, all that means it’s impossible for robot to climb Stairs
Can Cleaning Robot Work On Stairs
The width for regular stair is about 10cm, but the width for robot normally can reach 35cm, like Klinsmann K196, the smallest robot, the width can reach 32cm, which is much bigger than stairs, that means there is no more space for robot working. Although robot vacuum is rounded, but it still a big body for the corner, it couldn’t touch the corner in stair.
So without more development of robot vacuum, it’s not practic to clean on stair.