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Robot vacuums will save you time so you can concentrate on other tasks or hobbies. Compare our robot vacuums to find a robot that will fit your needs. Our RobotShop 5 years warranty is applicable on all robot vacuums.

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Since the day robotic vacuums were introduced, household cleaning was changed forever. Most people vacuum their homes a few times a week and find the process boring and time-consuming. This is where the robot vacuum cleaner or automatic vacuum robot comes in. A robot vacuum can liberate you from the tedious vacuuming job and helps save precious time. You can therefore spend more time with your family and friends or have more time for rest and leisure.

Robotic vacuums are autonomous and are highly efficient even when compared to conventional vacuum cleaners making them a worthy investment.

There are several models of robot vacuums from entry line robots to the ones with most advanced features and that offer the latest technology. Some come with a docking station and can be scheduled to clean at your preferred time for an entirely automatic cleaning.

We have robotic vacuums available for all budgets. They are all efficient, reliable, affordable and easy to use. RobotShop is here to help you select the best model for your needs. Start by viewing our Robot Vacuum Comparison Table .

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Why Choose a Robot Vacuum?

You may ask yourself are robot vacuums worth the investment? Robot vacuums have dramatically improved in the last few years and they have proven to be more effective, intelligent and affordable than ever before. Here are the most common reasons why you should consider purchasing a robotic vacuum cleaner.

Let’s face it, cleaning is a boring task that nobody wants to do and a maid doesn’t come cheap nowadays. Robot vacuums have now been proven as effective as conventional vacuum cleaners and leave your floors clean every day. Its features are similar to a regular upright vacuum, only better. The robotic vacuum has accessories such as main brushes, side brushes, high efficiency filters ensuring the best operation possible.

Ease of Use
Robot vacuums are of course automatic and will work unattended. All models can be started manually very easily at the touch of a button and will start cleaning without supervision. Turn it on, let it vacuum and come back and find your home clean. Most robot vacuums can be scheduled to clean at the day and time that you want it to clean. They can be scheduled easily either using the robots control menu, the robots docking station or even a remote control. Coming back to a clean home has never been easier.

Time Saving
Since robot vacuum are autonomous and can be programmed they will save you valuable time every day. Robotic vacuums can be programmed for daily cleaning even while you are not home. Whether you are at work or enjoying time with your family and friends, you can come home to clean floors every day without lifting a finger.

Compact Design
Robot vacuums are very compact and will not take much space in your home. They are usually a maximum of 35cm in diameter by 10cm high and weigh approximately 3 to 4 kg. Most robot vacuums are round in shape but, some models have a square front. They can all go under most furniture and reach hard to reach places even some that conventional vacuums can’t. So there’s no need to move sofas, stools, and low-set tables. They are shaped so they can go around furniture, legs and wall corners effectively, cleaning as it goes. They also feature a bumper to absorb possible collision with a solid object along its way.

Intelligent Technology
Robot vacuums use intelligent programming and various sensors in order to make sure rooms are cleaned entirely and efficiently. They include intelligent accessories such as docking stations to re dock and charge once the cleaning is complete and accessories to create virtual walls or barriers that robot vacuums will not cross.


What Do Robot Vacuums Look Like?

Most robot vacuum cleaners like the iRobot Roomba are round shaped and stand at about 10cm high and roughly 35cm in diameter. Other robot vacuums such as the Neato have a square front to be able to clean deep into corners without needing a side brush.

On the top part of the unit you will find the control panel. Some have one or two buttons, others many and others even have an LCD screen.

On the front end of the unit is a bumper that will serve as a sensor for obstacles (walls, furniture, etc.). The vacuum will either bump into furniture, lightly touch furniture or turn around before touching furniture depending on the brand and model. Some models have a laser or camera to help them map rooms to prevent touching furniture.

The robot vacuum sits on 2 main drive wheels and 1 or 2 castor wheels at the front of the robot to stabilize it and make sure it can move along your floors smoothly.

Most models are also equipped with one or many brushes. Some models have main brushes under the robot that will help trap large debris and some also have a side brush to take care of dirt along walls or in hard to reach places.

You will also notice a variety of sensors that provide your helper with intelligence. These sensors are used to detect stairs or other obstacles.

Robot Vacuums also house a dust bin and filter. The dust bin can usually be found at the top or back or the robot and can easily be emptied after every few cleaning cycles.


How Do Robot Vacuums Work?

Unlike your conventional vacuum cleaner, robot vacuums are smart and autonomous. A robotic vacuum performs two essential functions - navigation and cleaning. Navigation of the robotic vacuum cleaner is controlled by the robots motherboard also known as the brain and various sensors. With technology advancements, robot manufacturers have developed exclusive programming. This programming ensures minimum human input in executing robotic vacuum operations.

A robot vacuum cleaner will vacuum your hard floors and carpets and retain the picked-up dirt in a dirt bin that can easily be emptied out. Some models even empty the dust bin automatically when the robot returns to it’s docking station after cleaning. A filter at the input of the dust bin allows the fine dust to be retained and not be released into the ambient air. Some robot vacuums include a HEPA filter to eliminate allergens as well as retain finer debris.

When it has finished cleaning, the robot vacuum cleaner settles on its docking station and speaks or beeps to inform you that it is done cleaning.

Models with docking stations, initially sit quietly on the docking station recharging their batteries in between cleaning cycles. Most models with docking station can also be scheduled to clean at the day and time that you want it to clean. A simple button sequence allows you to set your preferred schedule. Then on the scheduled days and time, the robot vacuum cleaner powers out of the station to work. It will not return until the cleaning cycle is complete or its battery runs low. In the event of a battery run-down prior to completing the cleaning cycle, the robot will abort the cleaning cycle and find its way back to the docking station. Some models will return to where they left off to complete cleaning if it was not completed during the first cleaning cycle.


How do Robot Vacuums Travel And Technology Used?

No need to sit around while your robot vacuum performs a cleaning cycle since they will clean your floors completely usually using one of two methods. Manufacturers have not ceased to develop new intelligence and technology for the navigation of robot vacuums. All robot vacuum cleaning methods were proven to be efficient, reliable and useful. Although, at the moment there are two more common navigation modes available depending on the brand.

Most robot vacuums navigate using an integrated technology providing them with 4 to 5 cleaning modes. Without being random, they perform criss cross patterns, spirals and follow walls in order to clean rooms fully. With their integrated touch and distance sensors, they are able to navigate around walls and furniture. They are intelligent in their own way by cleaning most areas two or three times. Since robot vacuums are suggested to be used everyday, this method is suitable for most robot vacuums.

More advanced robotic vacuums will map the area to clean with an integrated laser or camera. Either by viewing the objects in front of it’s path or by viewing the pattern of a room with a camera facing the ceiling. These robots then can plan the most efficient course to vacuum your home and can systematically clean entire rooms in straight lines before moving on to the next. These robots are very methodical much like when a human cleans their floors.



All robot vacuums on the market today are equipped with essential to high technology functions both for safety, efficiency and ease of use. Here are features that are common to mostly all robot vacuums and features that are uncommon and present on only a certain brand of robot vacuums.


• Docks and recharges: Most robot vacuums return to its docking station to recharge in order for them to be ready for their next cleaning cycle.
• Plastic dust bin: Made for easy cleaning and emptying
• Brushes: Most robots have at least 1 brush, including side brushes to clean along walls and hard to reach places and main brushes to pick up large debris.
• Sensors: Robot vacuums are equipped with sensors that detect cliffs, and obstacles. This security allows you to let the robot work alone even when you're not home.
• Cleans hard floors and carpets: Most robot vacuums can clean hard floors as well as low pile carpets. They can generally move from one to the other without difficulty. Only some robot vacuums are recommended for higher pile carpets although, shaggy type rugs are to avoid since they tend to be too long.
• Cleans on schedule: Can be preset or programmed to clean at the day and time that you want it to clean.
• Remote control: Makes initiating a cleaning, scheduling and controlling robot vacuums easy. Using radio frequency technology or infrared, you can now control robot vacuums from a few feet away to almost any room in your house.
• Knows when in error mode: Most robot vacuums automatically stop when an error occurs or the robot needs cleaning.


• Virtual walls: Some virtual walls are physical objects that are a few cm in size and emit an infrared beam that the robot vacuum will not cross. Other robot vacuums have magnetic strips that you can lay down on the floor and around objects to keep the robot away from rooms and objects that you do not want to clean.
• Dirt detecting sensors: Some robots use an acoustic sensor to find dirtier areas. Once these areas are detected the robot concentrates more time on them for optimized cleaning.
• Automatic dirt bin emptying: A nice feature to save time maintaining your robot vacuum is automatic emptying of the dust bin. With this feature, every time the robot returns to the docking station, a powerful vacuuming unit will vacuum up the dust bin. These compartments are usually much larger and will not need to be emptied frequently.



All robot vacuums come with different accessories that are dependant of the brand and model. They come with some or all of the following accessories:

• Cleaning brushes (main or side brushes)
• Standard or HEPA (anti-allergenic) filters
• Cleaning cloths or wipes to fix under the robot vacuum cleaner
• Remote control
• Rechargeable battery
• Charging base and charger
• Virtual walls to keep robot vacuum out of certain areas or for better room to room cleaning
• Tool for cleaning brushes


Brands and Models

RobotShop is the leading source for domestic robot technology. We offer a varied selection of Robot Vacuums and our services are unmatched. We have several models of robotic vacuum cleaners and it sometimes can be difficult to choose the right model for a situation or environment.

That’s why RobotShop offers a robot vacuum comparison table . This table will help you choose the main features that suit you, from price to included accessories for each model. Here are the models we carry:

European Union

Neato Robotics: Neato XV Series, Signature Series, Botvac Series
MamiRobot: Mami KF5 Series, KF7 Series
Samsung: Navibot Series
Ecovacs: Deebot D Series
eZicom: eZiclean VAC100, FURTIV, Ultra Slim, Corner
Moneual: MR Series


United States, Canada and international

Neato Robotics: Neato XV Series, Signature Series, Botvac Series
iRobot: Roomba 600 Series, 700 Series, 800 Series
Infinuvo: Cleanmate Series, Hovo
MamiRobot: Mami KF5 Series, KF7 Series
Ecovacs: Deebot D77
eZicom: eZiclean VAC100, Furtiv, Ultra Slim



Maintenance is an important step for keeping your robot vacuum cleaning at peak performance. Robotic vacuums were developed to save time and manufacturers must take this into consideration when manufacturing robot vacuums. Maintenance must therefore be easy and require very little investment for the user.

Firstly, robot vacuums are bagless and are equipped with a rigid plastic dust bin that can be emptied and cleaned very easily.

At the entry of the robots dust bin, you will find a filter that prevents dust and dirt from being exhausted from the robots vacuum out into the open air. The filter must be cleaned and the bin emptied after every 3-5 cycles depending on the amount of dirt the robot picks up. This is recommended in order to maintain optimum suction power which ensures efficient cleaning of the robot vacuum. The filter should however be changed every 3 to 6 months depending on the frequency the robot is used. A clean and unworn filter ensures that the robot will clean at peak performance and will not cause any damage to the robots vacuum system.

HEPA filters (High Efficiency Particulate Air Filters) have the advantage of being washable and reusable. Their lifetime is therefore improved compared to standard filters. HEPA filters are high performance filters that imprison debris that is less than 0.3 micron. These filters are especially recommended for people sensitive to allergens.

The main brushes found under the robot and the side brush should be cleaned regularly with a cleaning tool supplied with the robot vacuum cleaner. This prevents debris from accumulating and causing a malfunction of the robot.

The right and left drive wheels as well as the castor wheels should also be checked for debris and maintained regularly.



When purchasing a robot vacuum at RobotShop, you obtain a 5 year warranty. The RobotShop 5 year warranty is applicable on all robot vacuums. This warranty is supported directly by our repair specialists at the RobotShop robot repair center.

RobotShop repairs or replaces the defective product free of charge, during the duration of the 5 year warranty if the defect is caused by a problem with the material or manufacturing of the product. Normal maintenance of the item is not covered by this warranty (such as the replacement of the battery, brushes, filters etc.) Shipping to and from RobotShop are the responsibility of the customer after the manufacturers warranty expires. Shipping terms during the manufacturers warranty may vary depending on the brand purchased.

Please find the details of this limited lifetime warranty in the warranty section on our website.

  • Neato XV Signature Pro Robot Vacuum Cleaner
    Review by Peter
    We've had XV Signature Pro 8 days now. Vacuuming...great!. Scheduling is simple. Cleaning the XV is pretty simple. Docking is a bit of an issue. It has the 3 feet of open space in all directions...but in the 8 days we've had it...it has failed to dock twice. First time it stopped 2 inches away from the dock. Second time it stopped 1 foot away from the dock!?
    We have two other Neatos (XV12 with the pet brush) and have had similar problems.Not quite sure why they do this?!
    We have also used Roomba's (595's & 650's) for a year (just to compare) and the Roomba's have never failed to dock (for us anyway). I do think the XV Signature Pro is a better vacuum than the Roomba overall...just the occasional docking issue for the Neato is a bit of a pain.
    (Posted on 10/10/14)
  • Neato BotVac 80 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
    Significantly better than the Neato's previously XV series
    Review by Paul
    I bought the BotVac to replace my Neato XV-21. I had good experience with old machine and figured this was just repackaging of the equipment. I have been very pleasantly surprised at the improvement and effectiveness.

    First the BotVac navigates my 1600 sq.ft. house better. Places where the old XV got confused or need its path clearing are no longer a problem. It even climbs a lintel to clean a bathroom previously inaccessible to the old model.

    The greater suction, side brush and the larger better designed dust bin really improves pick up of cat hair, kibble, litter and dust. It can cover the whole house on one charge, when the old model even when new took required a recharge to finish. The interface is simpler and easier to use and more intuitive.

    A great improvement and my old canister vacuum will continue to stay in the closet unused.
    (Posted on 10/6/14)
  • Neato XV-11 Robot Vacuum Cleaner
    Time saver
    Review by Markus
    The Neato Robovac saved my marriage
    (Posted on 9/23/14)
  • iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
    Awesome cleaning performance. Saves allergies, but not necessarily time.
    Review by PD
    Short version: Vacuuming frequency has gone from bimonthly to daily thus not saving time, but significantly improving allergies. Cleaning performance is phenomenal and maintenance is pretty easy. Plan to move robot to bedrooms manually, but schedule it to take care of larger family rooms. Robotshop is awesome.

    We have a two cat household, with about 1800 square feet of floor to clean. The Roomba far surpassed our expectations on cleaning performance. However, I thought it would be able to do the entire house on it's own. This is not the case. With the accompanying light houses, it can successfully take care of our two living rooms and our dining room automatically via the programmed schedule. All the other rooms including the kitchen, hallway, bedrooms and office require us to move the robot to the room and let it loose. It has never gotten stuck for me and does a decent job avoiding most obstacles.

    Still, it's not difficult to move it as needed, and it does a fine job with the living and dining rooms on a daily basis returning to its dock as advertised. Emptying the bin is a snap, though the filter is more tedious to tap out and it gets clogged easily. Other maintenance is a breeze since the rubber rollers do not collect as much hair as bristled ones, though you still need to pop them out and check the ends once in a while because hair will accumulate in there but it's very easy to remove.

    I previously only vacuumed every couple of weeks with a Shark upright, so the robot doesn't really save too much time since the bin must be emptied and filter tapped out daily, and it must be moved to the other rooms. However, this is because I'm now vacuuming daily which has resulted in a roughly 90% improvement in my severe indoor allergies.

    Robotshop is super professional; they gave me a courtesy call to confirm my order, and was reasonably prompt with shipping considering it was free (took roughly 7 business days from order to deliver). Also the price was unbeatable anywhere and they give the added 5 year warranty. Superb.
    (Posted on 9/21/14)
  • iRobot Roomba 880 Vacuum Cleaning Robot
    Roomba 880 - Where have you been all my life
    Review by David
    First all, RobotShop delivered this item immediately and was packaged well. The setup of the 880 was easy and straight forward. I run the Roomba 3 days a week and it does an exceptional job of cleaning. The only regret I have is not ordering one of these sooner! Thanks RobotShop!
    (Posted on 9/16/14)
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iCLEBO Arte Robot Vacuum Promotion

Posted on September 23, 2014

By Julie Gendron & filled under Consumer Robotics, Domestic, Vacuum.

RobotShop is offering a promotion on the iCLEBO Arte Robot Vacuum while supplies last. With the puchase of this robot you will receive a free accessory package including 2 Microfiber Mops, 10 HEPA Filters and 2 Side Brushes (L and R). This is a $50 value and comes absolutely free with purchase on top of the standard accessories [...]
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New Design for Comparison Tables

Posted on August 01, 2014

By RB1 & filled under Domestic, RobotShop, Vacuum.

RobotShop has launched a new design for comparison tables to improve the user experience. This new design facilitates comparison between products. To name a few features: - On a single screen you can compare more products than before. The number of items you see is adjustable depending on the size of your screen. - The comparison [...]
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Ecovacs Deebot D77 Unboxing

Posted on May 30, 2014

By Julie Gendron & filled under Domestic, Vacuum.

The Deebot D77 system will change everything you thought you knew about robotic vacuums. It is the first 3-in-1 robot in it’s class to empty itself automatically when it returns to it’s docking station. You therefore no longer need to empty the dust bin after every few cleaning cycles. The canister is much larger and [...]
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20% Off On All iRobot Domestic Robots

Posted on May 22, 2014

By RB1 & filled under Domestic, Vacuum.

Update: The iRobot discount has been changed to 10% Off. Act now, this discount is only for a limited time. Here is your chance to purchase an iRobot vacuum or floor cleaner at a great price. RobotShop is offering a 20% 10% off the retail price of all iRobot Domestic Robots. This includes the iRobot Roombas, [...]
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Neato Botvac 80 Unboxing

Posted on May 16, 2014

By Julie Gendron & filled under Domestic, Vacuum.

We received our first batch of the new Neato Botvac 80. Unfortunately, they are now all gone and did not stay in our warehouse for very long. We are currently waiting on a new batch from Neato. But, for those who are wondering which robot vacuum to choose, we have unboxing pictures for you as [...]
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... a particular budget in mind? the optical flow camera is best used on UAVs for positioning. The only robots we have which have docking stations are vacuums and lawn mowers, and a few indoor robots. If you want to have an outdoor docking station, you will either need to create your own or adapt one ...
2014-06-23 08:59 by CBenson
... that a wheel is stuck but it is not, please help me, I love how this robot vacuums while I am at work. Thanks
2013-09-19 15:36 by toddster385
Hi Saroj, The best way to see differences between robot vacuums that we carry is to look at our robot vacuum comparison tables . You may also see our robot ...
2013-08-26 11:47 by Jgendron
... since the product name itself did not change. Please note that only new robot vacuums purchased with RobotShop come with a 5 year warranty .
2013-05-08 14:27 by Jgendron
We have put a hold on new robot vacuum testing for the moment. But, the XV-21 is very similar to the XV-11 . It is true that the new pet brush does pick up more dirt and debris. Although, customers with the XV-11 can still purchase the ...
2013-02-18 15:03 by Jgendron
will you be testing any more robot vacuums, say the Neato XV-21? I'd love to see how it compares to the XV-11 for debris pick-up.

2013-02-17 16:59 by allins
You may ask yourself are robot vacuums worth the investment? Robot vacuums have dramatically improved in the last few years and they have ...
2012-06-22 09:32 by rb1
RobotShop is the leading source for domestic robot technology. We offer a varied selection of Robot Vacuums and our services are unmatched. We have several models of robotic vacuum cleaners and it sometimes ...
2012-06-14 16:07 by rb1
... pliers. Your other option, would be to consider the purchase of a new robot. We offer $40 off any new vacuum if you send us your defective robot. We also offer a limited lifetime warranty on all robot vacuums purchased with us.
2012-06-12 08:38 by Jgendron
Glad to hear that cleaning did the trick. Maintenance certainly helps prolong the life of robot vacuums.
2012-04-09 08:28 by Jgendron
There aren't any industrial robot vacuums freely available at this time. There used to be a workshop robot available called the Dirtdog but, ...
2011-12-28 12:48 by Jgendron
... iRobot Roomba 560 challenge results and are continuing to test other robots (the Neato XV11 was chosen as the next contender). [CENTER][video=youtube;iG0IO83hrgw]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG0IO83hrgw[/youtube] ... Robot Challenge: Ultimate Challenge Page Scoring Criteria for Robot Vacuums ...
2011-10-12 09:31 by ForumAdmin
The Ultimate Challenge for robot vacuums has begun! For this installment we go on-site to the RobotShop’s test lab to get a look at ...
2011-09-23 10:23 by ForumAdmin
... can be purchased through RobotShop at the following link: http://www.robotshop.com/eu/neato-robotics-xv-15-vacuum-cleaner.html It does come with our Limited Lifetime Warranty as all robot vacuums . They are available for pre-orders at the moment and we expect to receive ...
2011-06-23 13:05 by Jgendron
hi cameleon,

Thanks, glad you like it. We hope you enjoy the series.
2011-05-05 16:16 by Vayvazyan
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