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In pictures: The ultimate robot vacuum cleaner roundup!

We take a look at the some of the amazing robot vacuum cleaners you can buy to clean your house!

  • We hail our new robotic vacuum cleaner overlords (even if they suck). Take a look out our gallery of amazing automated home appliances.

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  • Samsung NaviBot SR8855

    We had the pleasure of reviewing the [[artnid:356094|NaviBot SR8855|Samsung NaviBot SR8855 review]]. It was a hit in the Test Centre!
  • The [[artnid:359268|iRobot Roomba 530|iRobot Roomba 530 review]] also made its way through our Test Centre.

  • The [[xref:http://www.alpharobot.com.au|iClebo home|iClebo home]] features quiet operation and low energy consumption; using 41.8 Watts to charge and less than 1W on standby, according to its makers. The iClebo home has four operating modes — auto, spot, climb and mopping — and it comes with a 15-month warranty.

  • The [[xref: http://www.alpharobot.com.au|iClebo smart|iClebo smart]], like the [[artnid:356094|NaviBot SR8855|Samsung NaviBot SR8855 review]], has a built in camera that creates a virtual map of the room it is cleaning and assists the unit in navigating. The iClebo smart offers four cleaning modes — auto, carpet, climb and mopping.

  • iRobot offers a plethora of robot vacuum cleaners ranging from heavy duty cleaners like the [[xref:http://store.irobot.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2475131|iRobot Dirt Dog|iRobot Dirt Dog ]]...

  • ...to cleaners like the [[xref:http://store.irobot.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3768632|iRobot Roomba 562 Pet Series|iRobot Roomba 562 Pet Series]] which is specially tailored for pet owners.

  • The [[xref:http://store.irobot.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3881237&cp=2174930&s=A-UnitRank-IRBT&parentPage=family|iRobot Roomba 610 Professional Series|iRobot Roomba 610 Professional Series]] has been designed to tackle large spaces and areas with heavy traffic.

  • Neato Robotics has released a robotic vacuum cleaner that looks kind of like an old gaming console. The [[xref:http://www.neatorobotics.com/|Neato XV 11|Neato XV 11]] uses a laser-powered room positioning system that creates a 360 degree virtual map of the room it is cleaning.

  • The [[xref:http://www.infinuvo.com/|Infinuvo CleanMate QQ-2|Infinuvo CleanMate QQ-2]] features a built in ultraviolet light that disinfects the floor as it vacuums. Other features include a slot to put a fragrance for odour removal, a timer and a photo sensor that detects stairs in order to avoid falling down them. The Infinuvo CleanMate QQ-2 has a 300ml bin capacity and a 30 minute operating time.

  • The [[xref:http://trilobite.electrolux.co.uk/node217.asp|Electrolux Trilobite 2.0|Electrolux Trilobite 2.0 ]] has three cleaning modes — normal, quick or spot — and features a programmable timer, stair sensor, LED display and has a high-grade micro-filter which prevents dust from escaping the chamber.

  • The CleanMate QQ-1 robotic vacuum cleaner works for 70 minutes after charging and can be programmed to vacuum in 10-minute increments. A built-in ultraviolet light disinfects as it vacuums while an onboard camera detects stairs and ledges.

  • This robotic vacuum cleaner from [[xref:http://www.inesun.com/Intelligent-Robot-Vacuum-Cleaner-with-Wireless-IP-Camera--15217.html|Inesun.com|inesun.com]] has all the bells and whistles! The IRVC01 is equipped with an IP camera and microphone; you can control the IRVC01 over a Wi-Fi network via the included software.

  • The [[xref:http://www.karcher.com/int/Products/Home__Garden/Vacuums/Robocleaner/12691010.htm|Kärcher RC3000|Kärcher RC3000]] is designed to clean a variety of household floor coverings, such as carpets, linoleum, parquet and tiles. Unlike most robotic vacuum cleaners the RC 3000 is practically a self-sufficient system. The RC 3000 can empty its own 200ml capacity dust chamber by returning to the charge station: the contents is emptied into a 2-litre filter bag.

  • Asus is releasing a robotic vacuum cleaner called the [[xref:http://www.agaitech.com/user/list.jsp?id1=20&id2=498|E-Clean EC01|E-Clean EC01]]. As it vacuums up dirt, dust and pet hair it sanitises a floor surface with a built-in UV light. The EC01 has a three hour charge with an approximate 90 minute operation time and it offers five different cleaning patterns. Other features include a fragrance slot for odour removal, 300ml bin capacity, rechargeable battery and a programmable timer.

  • [[xref:http://www.chinajinlong.com/ProductInfoExhibit/&id=5e5e2fcc-5415-45d1-acf0-fb7115c9b3f8&comp_stats=comp-FrontProduct_list-product.html|Manna JL-R002|Manna JL-R002]] robotic vacuum cleaner includes an obstacle-avoidance system.

  • The [[xref:http://www.chinajinlong.com/ProductInfoExhibit/&id=8eac1250-f4fe-4566-afff-6d8e8b84a6a3&comp_stats=comp-FrontProduct_list-product.html|Manna JL-R001|Manna JL-R001]] robotic vacuum cleaner not only looks awesome but has some cool features under the hood too! These include washable HEPA grade filtration, infrared navigation and the ability to makes its way back to the charge dock when the battery is low.

  • The [[xref:http://www.chinajinlong.com/ProductInfoExhibit/&id=8eac1250-f4fe-4566-afff-6d8e8b84a6a3&comp_stats=comp-FrontProduct_list-product.html|Manna JL-R001|Manna JL-R001]] robotic vacuum cleaner is available in a variety of colours.

  • The [[xref:http://www.vesture.com/trackvac.html|TrackVac Robotic Vacuum|TrackVac Robotic Vacuum]] has a NASCAR design and is perfect for rev heads who are also clean freaks!

  • From Evolution Robotics comes the [[xref:http://mintcleaner.com/features/|Mint|Mint]]. The Mint cleans for up to three hours on a single charge and uses a navigational system that builds a virtual map of the area as it cleans, marking walls and obstacles. A reusable microfibre cloth comes with the Mint and is suitable for dry sweeping and mopping.

  • Weirdest of them all is the [[xref: http://www.engadget.com/2009/05/07/fukitorimushi-cleaning-bot-is-just-like-a-pet-only-cleaner-q/ |Fukitorimushi]]! This robotic vacuum cleaner uses high-strength polyester nanofibers, about the thickness of a piece of hair, called ‘nanofront’ developed by [[xref:http://www.teijin.co.jp/english/|Teijin|Teijin]]. The vacuum cleaner has been designed by Panasonic.

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