Sorry for all these new topics, I really have multiple questions. Does the Electrolux Trilobite have real mapping or is it like the Roomba, but it doesn't touch the walls? It looks like to me that it is random, unlike the camera, laser based mapping systems, or the very interesting Friendly Robotics RoboScan mapping. Thanks.
The Trilobite uses random patterns much like the Roomba. When you first start it from the dock it will follow the wall till it gets back around to it's base and then start it's random vacuuming. It will calculate about how long it will need to run based on how long it took it to get around the edge of the room back to it's base. It does have a bumper on the front (like Roomba) but also uses ultrasonic sound to determine when it is close to the wall or object. It does not have any way of mapping a room other than calculating it's run time based on it's initial wall following at the beginning of it's cleaning cycle.
Oh, Ok. I thought it used the beginning perimeter scan to map the room out, then go at certain angles to clean the whole room. Anyways even the Roomba claims to have a mapping system. They even put silly names such as iAdapt, even though it is just a simple random method. Thanks for your answer, Patrick.
Can anyone tell me where to obtain a replacement S1/S2 switch for my Trilobite? Taking it a part for cleaning the spring and cap came off and I now need a new one. I cannot locate any numbers on the switch.