iRobot Launches Beta Program to Test Smarter Home Features for Roombas

Roomba, the robotic vacuum, is gaining an indoor Wi-Fi mapping feature in its iRobot app later this month. The Wi-Fi Coverage map feature means Wi-Fi-enabled Roombas will be able to produce a map of indoor signals, which show weaker areas and signal dead zones. Some Roomba models can be controlled remotely using Wi-Fi, so the feature is handy in terms of understanding where the robot might be out of range for remote control. iRobot says when users start a cleaning job, the Roomba will collect Wi-Fi signal information as it goes and produce a map. Users will be able to swap between the signal map and the app’s Clean Map feature, which displays where the robot has already cleaned. The Wi-Fi map should be useful for people to figure out if... Continue reading…

iRobot Launches Beta Program to Test Smarter Home Features for Roombas

If you have a 900 series Roomba, you might be able to test out some fancy new tricks

Wed 3 Jan 18 from IEEE Spectrum

Roomba is going to map your home's Wi-Fi coverage

It is now easier than ever to blanket your home from top to bottom with strong Wi-Fi but there can still be areas of low signal. The Roomba 900 series is going to help you hunt down Wi-Fi dead ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Techspot

High-end Roombas will find your home's WiFI dead spots

That fancy new Roomba you got over the holidays could help suss out your home's WiFi weak spots this month. A forthcoming patch will add a wireless coverage map to the Roomba's ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Engadget

Roombas will soon build a Wi-Fi coverage map while they clean

If you're moving around the house with a Wi-Fi chip, why not take some measurements?

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Arstechnica

Roomba will soon be able to build a map of your home’s Wi-Fi coverage

Roomba, the robotic vacuum, is gaining an indoor Wi-Fi mapping feature in its iRobot app later this month. The Wi-Fi Coverage map feature means Wi-Fi-enabled Roombas will be able ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from The Verge

Roombas will soon sweep your home for weak Wi-Fi signals - CNET

Soon Roombas won't just hunt down dirt but sniff for weak Wi-Fi too.

Wed 3 Jan 18 from CNET Cutting Edge

Roombas will soon be able to build a WiFi coverage map of your house

 iRobot CEO Colin Angle has talked a lot about his company’s plans to make its popular robotic vacuum and integral part of the connected home. Honestly though, those plans have been ...

Wed 3 Jan 18 from TechCrunch

Roombas will soon map out your home's Wi-Fi signals

The new feature will initially be limited to a handful of US beta testers.

Wed 3 Jan 18 from Techradar

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