- How long does it take Roomba to find home base?
- How does Roomba find home base?
- How do I get Roomba back to my home base?
- Why does my Roomba not return to home base?
- How do I get my Roomba to dock in place?
- What happens if I move my Roomba home base?
- How does Roomba know where to go?
- How does Roomba know to dock?
- How do robot vacuums find their way home?
- Can you relocate Roomba home base?
Depending on the size of the room you Roomba should run for sometime between about 40 minutes and an hour. It will judge the room size when it starts cleaning, by circling in outward spirals.
When you press the dock command on Roomba, the home base/charging dock emits infra red signals which are detected by the infrared receiver on its front bumper. It then follows the signal and docks into its home base automatically.
Press the dock button on your Roomba. Look for the “Home” button along the top of your device—this is a small, circular button to the left of the larger “Clean” button. Press this button once to send your Roomba back to its Home Base.
If Roomba is picked up and moved during a cleaning job, it will not be able to find the Home Base when the “DOCK” button is pressed, unless it is placed facing the Home Base within 6 ft (1.8 m) of the Home Base.
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When you move your Roomba home base to a new location but still within the same room that your Roomba has mapped out already, it will dock with no issues when next it does a cleaning run from that place. The Roomba will automatically learn the new location and you don’t have to do a thing.
While we use our eyes to see, a Roomba uses infrared and photocell sensors to navigate around a room. These sensors each serve a different purpose: cliff sensors let the vacuum know when it’s near a “cliff,” such as stairs or a balcony. If it senses this, the vacuum will back away from the ledge.
When the battery power is running low, the robot uses its infrared sensors to locate the charging dock, which also emits infrared beams. The Roomba then follows the beams’ path toward the dock where it can recharge before resuming the cleaning session.
The more you and your personal robot vacuum get to know each other, the better. Robot vacuums use a number of different sensors to navigate around your home. For example, some of the more advanced models use lidar, or self-generated lasers, to navigate, others use stereoscopic cameras.
You can move a Roomba base. Your Roomba base location is mapped into the robot to ensure it finds its way back and recharges itself to continue cleaning or retire after cleaning, but nothing says your Roomba can’t find its way back to this base even after it has been moved.