Robotic vacuum cleaners compared like never before


It’s been a while since my experiments to analyze robotic vacuum cleaner motion. That time I used Kurokesu C1 camera mounted near the ceiling, recorded motion and ran some simple computer vision algorithms to get live heat map. Result is well described in previous blog record heatmap video of one robot. This time I present you comparison between Vorwerk Kobold VR200, iRobot Roomba 980 and Neato Botvac Connected robots. It’s interesting to see side-by-side how these top level machines move in order to clean a room.

Comments ( 2 )

  1. rocky-balboa
    Hi saulius, This looks really cool! I was thinking about doing a mini project to track the motion of my dog walking around the house.  Do you still have the code that you used to make this work? I'm not a great coder but I can hopefully figure it out.
    • saulius
      Hi, code is too messy to be published at the moment. Everything you need is loop for each frame and find differences between two frames, then sum these images by pixel and you will receive grayscale heatmap picture. Then it is a matter of applying different color mapping.

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