Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby piokrza » September 22nd, 2010, 9:40 am

XV-11 is able to adapt to changing working conditions (e.g. moving things through the room, like pets and peoples). I learn from the YT lecture, that if we place sth in the way he moves (e.g. ball) then neato detect it as a obstacle, bypass it and continue cleaning. But if we next remove this thing, Neato will go back to this place. This is the same mode which Dyson DC06 had. Samsung Navibot has not this feature, as I noticed on mine own.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby tmnCA » September 22nd, 2010, 10:24 am

piokrza wrote:XV-11 is able to adapt to changing working conditions (e.g. moving things through the room, like pets and peoples). I learn from the YT lecture, that if we place sth in the way he moves (e.g. ball) then neato detect it as a obstacle, bypass it and continue cleaning. But if we next remove this thing, Neato will go back to this place. This is the same mode which Dyson DC06 had. Samsung Navibot has not this feature, as I noticed on mine own.


yes I know that the marketing and video says but I wanted to know about actual behavior in real homes, the bugs users have found were never shown in Neato videos :)
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby sageman » September 22nd, 2010, 11:52 am

as far as i know it remaps everything every time
400/disco disassembly's (everything down to the PCB)
http://www.robotreviews.com/wiki/400disco-disassembly

one day many years from now a person will say "right I'll just ROOMBA downstairs" instead of hoover
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby Fraggboy » September 22nd, 2010, 1:11 pm

That is correct. If an object is detected in the first scan, the XV-11 will go around it. If the object is moved/removed, and the XV-11 comes back in that area, it will clean that area, due to the XV-11 continuously updating the map.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby sageman » September 22nd, 2010, 2:46 pm

i think he means whenever the neato starts a new mition ie it cleans the living room and kitchin a week later it cleans that area again and reconises it and know that last time it got stuck underneath the table and should take more care when going under it etc
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http://www.robotreviews.com/wiki/400disco-disassembly

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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby vic7767 » September 22nd, 2010, 3:22 pm

Some folks may be giving more credit to the Neato memory than what is actually going on during and after cleaning missions. The Neato remaps whenever it is on a mission and will seek the charging base when the battery reaches a certain voltage level. If there is more area to clean then the last location is visited again after the recharge. The room map does not contain factors like where the obstacles were at in a room and how to avoid them. The area map and obstacles are noticed each time an area is being cleaned.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby justflie » September 22nd, 2010, 3:25 pm

Thanks for the replies. I would have assumed the same as Vic and the others. I saw a video where the neato got stuck in a spot (and stopped cleaning) and then later returned to that spot a little differently and without issue. I guess it was just a coincidence.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby desmisc » September 22nd, 2010, 9:15 pm

well it just finished and it did the same thing. Raising it's back up like it is trying to over come an obstruction. It played it's little tune that it is finished but did not start to recharge until I moved it a little.

i am going to send an email to Neato.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby Quitch » September 24th, 2010, 7:13 am

Fraggboy wrote:Thank you for the kind offer, but I'm really trying to get in a certain situation. I'm trying to get it to where I don't have to intervene with the robots in my home (Less intervention). More autonomous.


Wouldn't this make the Karcher offering still the best choice? I'm a little depressed that no one else seems to be offering the self-empty self-cleaning solution of Karcher, though I suspect it's because the price puts it outside of a profitable zone, it wouldn't sell enough.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby Fraggboy » September 24th, 2010, 11:03 am

You are absolutely correct. We are currently saving up for one. When we do (finally) receive ours, I promise to write a review of it also. It just seems that when we do save up and get close to purchasing it, we either take a trip, or it's spent on something else. :lol:

We talked about using our tax refund to get one, but we are thinking about using that for vacation in Hawaii now.. So, who knows when we will get one, ROFL.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby sageman » September 24th, 2010, 12:04 pm

i think it might be quite east for neato to have an self emptying thing due to the placement of the bin and the inlet later i might try to explain if i have time
400/disco disassembly's (everything down to the PCB)
http://www.robotreviews.com/wiki/400disco-disassembly

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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby piokrza » September 24th, 2010, 3:03 pm

The best will be if the self emptying docking station would have the ability to connect it to the central vacuum system - emptying dust container once a year? Why not :D
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby sageman » September 24th, 2010, 6:30 pm

wow is that how often you have to empty those things
400/disco disassembly's (everything down to the PCB)
http://www.robotreviews.com/wiki/400disco-disassembly

one day many years from now a person will say "right I'll just ROOMBA downstairs" instead of hoover
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby vic7767 » September 24th, 2010, 6:41 pm

My neato dust bin must be emptied after every run.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby sageman » September 24th, 2010, 6:51 pm

i meant the central vac thing
400/disco disassembly's (everything down to the PCB)
http://www.robotreviews.com/wiki/400disco-disassembly

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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby poconogal » September 24th, 2010, 8:44 pm

piokrza wrote:The best will be if the self emptying docking station would have the ability to connect it to the central vacuum system - emptying dust container once a year? Why not :D


I have a central vac system in my house so that would be fantastic!
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby poconogal » September 24th, 2010, 8:48 pm

sageman wrote:wow is that how often you have to empty those things

We used to change the vac bag in the central vac about every 6 months because of the 3 dogs and cat. Now with the Roomba running daily and the central vac being used about once every week or two, and with so much being picked up by Roomba, we will probably only have to change the bag once a year. (It's a really big bag!)
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby desmisc » September 24th, 2010, 9:48 pm

Neato customer service replied to my problem in one day and asked that I try a few things to solve the problem. They wanted me to wipe clean the contacts on the unit and the recharger. I had already tried that and told them so.

The immediately offered to replace the unit and provide free shipping of the old unit back to them.

One thing I do remember is that when I un-boxed my unit which had been shipped to me by Hammacher some of the balloon packing had burst and the box inside which contained the Neato unit was free to move around inside the large shipping box. The unit may have been damaged during shipping.

So far I am impressed with their customer service. I will keep you all advised.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby justflie » September 25th, 2010, 10:04 am

Good news desmisc. Is the Neato packed in styrofoam in its retail box as well? I'm getting mine shipped from Hammacher in a little less than a month.
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Re: Review of the Neato XV-11 – “The Roomba Killer”

Postby piokrza » September 25th, 2010, 6:07 pm

sageman wrote:wow is that how often you have to empty those things



No, I have not central vac at this time, but maybe in the future...also I know from other who has this device and hasn't pets that the dust container need to be emptied once a year (25 litres = 6,60 U.S. gallons)
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