Automatic Robot Vacuum Neato XV Signature
The NEATO XV Signature, a robot vacuum cleaner with a unique technology
Why the new robot vacuum cleaner NEATO XV Signature?
NEATO Robotics is a young Californian company that has recently launched (in 2007) on the market of vacuum robots. Rather than duplicate existing technologies, NEATO Robotics has decided to innovate and to propose better robotics vacuum cleaners than those currently existing on the market. Neato robot vacuum cleaners have the distinction of having a laser distance sensor (Laser Range Finder) that allows them to map the room. So they adopt a methodical and systematic course thus improving the efficiency and cleaning time. Another peculiarity of Neato robotic vacuum cleaners is their strong suction power.
What are the differences between the Neato XV-15 and the Neato XV Signature?
The Neato XV-15 is the previous generation of Neato XV Signature. The latter has over its predecessor improved navigation (software course 3.2) and qu'ne superior suction power due to a new chassis.
The NEATO XV Signature strong points
The NEATO XV Signature robot vacuum cleaner stands out against competition on three main features:
First its unique technology of Room Positioning System (RPS), helping it to clean the inside of your house very fast. Where its competitors map a domestic room in a random manner, the NEATO XV Signature uses an optimised methodical algorithm decreasing the sweeping time and ensuring a whole sweeping of the place. Second is its suction power; The NEATO XV Signature robot vacuum cleaner is the most powerful available in the market. It fully cleanses your home. Finally its robustness; Rather than having conventional bristles like most robot vacuum cleaners, getting choked with hairs with time, the NEATO XV Signature robot vacuum cleaner offers blades made of flexible plastic, more reliable and especially sturdier.
In addition to these three key points, we can add ease of use, innovating modes (such as a limited area cleaning), automatically avoiding obstacles and avoiding stairs falls.
NEATO XV Signature or NEATO XV Signature Pro
The robot vacuum cleaners of NEATO XV Signature and NEATO XV Signature Pro distinguishes itself by their accessories and colours. The XV Signature Pro is provided with 2 additional allergy filters and 2 brushes (a plastic and a bristle one) while the XV Signature doesn't have any additional accessory.
Technical caracteristics of the NEATO XV Signature robot vacuum cleaner
The onboard Room Positioning System (RPS) technology of the NEATO XV Signature robot vacuum cleaner
The NEATO Signature is the only robot vacuum to have an integrated laser range finder sensor. With this sensor, the NEATO Signature has a 360 degrees view of its surroundings, allowing it to create an accurate virtual map of its environment. It can determine the most methodical and most effective path to clean the surface that contrast to the random navigation systems found on other robots.
Using this technology, the robot knows where it is, it does not returns twice in the same place and returns directly to its base either at the end of his work or to recharge itself if it has not finished processing the surface to be vacuumed.
And thanks to its unique shape and its laser range finder, the NEATO XV Signature avoids most of the obstacles that other home robots can only detect by impact with furniture and other objects sometimes fragile.
Besides its smart navigation software, a magnetic tape is provided in the box of the robot. This tape placed on the ground allows you to define areas where the robot must not go, functioning as a virtual wall.
Suction power of the robot vacuum NEATO XV Signature
With its suction power, the NEATO XV Signature cleans more thoroughly all possible surfaces such as rugs and carpets without difficulty when changing surfaces or when crossing of thresholds.
At the heart of the vacuum cleaner is a centrifugal compressor wheel that follows the principles of air flow of jet engines. It creates and maintains a strong suction power, allowing the Neato XV Signature to effectively pick up dirt, debris and pet hair.
Technical specification of the robot vacuum NEATO XV Signature
- Dimensions of the robot vacuum : 31.8 cm (width) x 33 cm (length) x 10,2 cm (height)
- Dimensions de l'emballage : 54,1 cm (width) x 38,6 cm (length) x 14 cm (height)
- Weight of the box (robot vacuum + accessories) : 6 kg
- Volume of the dust bin : 0.66 l
- A USB port to update the navigation software
- A LCD screen used as an interface to communicate with the robot to program cleaning sessions, choose its language, to set the time and to get information on the state of the robot.
What's in the box?
- 1 x Neato XV Signature Robotic Vacuum
- 1 x Charging station
- 1 x Charging Cable
- 1 x Filter
- 1 x Brushe
- 1 x User guide
- 1 x quick starting guide
- 6' Boundary Markers (magnetic tape to cut to create virtual walls)
Warranty of the robot vacuum NEATO XV Signature
The robot vacuum NEATO XV Signature has a 2 years warranty.
Some videos presenting the robot vacuum NEATO XV Signature
The vacuum cleaner robot Neato XV Signature is also for teachers and programmers
The vacuum cleaner robot Neato XV Signature is programmable. You can get information and send commands using the USB connector. The Neato XV Signatureis a great development platform. Indeed, who can propose a mobile robot with contact sensors and a laser sensor at less than 500 €?
To know more about the programming of the Neato XV Signature, go to http://www.neatorobotics.com/programmers-manual