The best robot vacuums make cleaning your floors a breeze, as they take on the chore completely – pootling around your home sucking up fine dust, dirt and any other debris in its patch, while you put your feet up and take a well-earned rest.
Many of today’s best robot vacuums have powerful suction that can rival the best vacuum cleaners on the market, along with rechargeable batteries that can outlast some of the best cordless vacuums, too. They can be controlled either by a smartphone or your voice thanks to integration with Alexa and Google Assistant, while state-of-the-art sensors ensure the machine doesn’t bump into your furniture or fall down any stairs.
The Samsung Jet Bot 90 AI+ robot vacuum has a similar circular design to many robot vacuums on the market, and offers 30w of suction power and sucks up dust from the air as well as from the floor.It can even automatically adjust the suction power to suit the type of floor it’s cleaning, as well as the amount of dust and debris it needs to suck up - a feature we’ve seen on some of the best vacuum cleaners such as the Dyson V15 Detect.
Samsung also says the robot vacuum can rotate through 360 degrees and has a brush bar with soft bristles, which can easily reach into tight crevices. The brush bar is self cleaning, too.
The Samsung Jet Bot 90 AI+ also includes a base unit, known as a Clean Station, which the robot vacuum will return to when it’s full and automatically empty its dust bin into a 0.55 gallon / 2.5-liter dust bag that you only need to replace once every two to three months, according to Samsung.
The Samsung Jet Bot 90 AI+ robot vacuum has a range of sensors that ensure it can navigate around a home without bumping into anything. The first is a 3D depth camera, which has a 60-degree horizontal field of view and a 40-degree vertical field of view, to scan the area 1m wide in front of the robot vacuum cleaner to detect, and avoid, objects on the floor as small as 0.39 x 0.39 x 0.39 inches /1 x 1 x 1cm.
Next up, Artificial Intelligence (AI) ensures the Samsung Jet Bot 90 AI+ can identify the objects on the floor, as well as any appliances and furniture in the room, and clean as close to them as possible without colliding into them. For example, it’ll give a porcelain vase a wider berth than it would a child’s toy.
If the Jet Bot 90 AI+ thinks the object will cause secondary contamination or could be dangerous, it will simply avoid it, so there’s no fear of it trailing mud or pet poop around your home because it thought it was something it could clean up. Similarly, the AI smart will put an end to fishing charging cables out from the dust bin because the robot vacuum cleaned too close to them and they were sucked up.
Finally, the on-board LiDAR sensor can accurately judge distance and location to ensure the robot vacuum follows the optimal cleaning path around the room. It scans through 360 degrees over an area of 6m, 10 times a second to ensure it’s as accurate as possible. According to Samsung, this technology works well in low-lit rooms or underneath furniture.
The Jet Bot AI+ can be controlled manually or by the SmartThings app on Android and iOS smartphones. As well as allowing you to schedule cleaning sessions and even set no-go areas in your home, the app also lets you keep an eye on your home when you’re not around through Patrol Mode, which utilizes the robot vacuum’s camera. End-to-end encryption is employed so video clips are secure and can only be viewed by an authorized user.
While this feature isn’t new for robot vacuum cleaners – models such as theEcovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVIalready offer this – it is new for Samsung robot vacuums and can be accessed via the SmartThings app.
It also has Bixby, Samsung's voice assistant built-in, so you can use voice commands to start the robot vacuum on a cleaning spree, change the cleaning mode or even just ask for the news or the weather.