|Products||Robotic floor cleaning devices|
Roborock (also known as Beijing Roborock Technology Co. Ltd.; Chinese: 北京石頭世紀科技有限公司) is a Chinese consumer goods company known for its robotic sweeping and mopping devices and handheld cordless stick vacuums. Xiaomi played a key role in the company's founding.
Beijing Roborock Technology Co. Ltd. was founded in 2014 in Beijing, China. Its launch was largely supported by Xiaomi. Xiaomi has since invested in other home cleaning companies, including Roborock competitor Dreame in 2018. The company raised about $640 million in its February 2020 IPO, and the company had annual revenue of approximately CNY 4.5 billion as of August 2021.
Roborock currently trades on Beijing's STAR market.
Newer models in Roborock's "S" line of robotic floor cleaning devices utilize an obstacle avoidance technology known as ReactiveAI. The technology relies on a dual camera in the front bumper that captures images at 30 fps and uses a Qualcomm AP 8053 processor to discern objects as small as 5 cm wide by 3 cm high.
This system subdivides objects into five categories of obstacles to avoid and, through an app on the user’s smartphone, communicates a degree of certainty about each. It is capable of avoiding common household obstacles and debris, including power strips, footwear, and pet waste. As Roborock cleaners move about a space, they create a schematic map, marking known and unknown objects on the floor to avoid on future passes.
Roborock floor cleaning devices do not store images or upload them to the cloud. All images captured and processed by Reactive AI technology are immediately deleted, according to a customer notice sticker affixed to new Roborock devices.
Roborock introduced ReactiveAI 2.0 with the release of the Roborock S7 MaxV. ReactiveAI 2.0 leverages an RGB camera and 3D structured light scanning with a new neural processor for improved object recognition regardless of lighting conditions.
In addition to their front-mounted cameras, newer Roborock floor cleaning devices use top-mounted LIDAR to map rooms. Using the Roborock app, users can set off-limits areas on the map to ensure the device does not clean there. Users can also set "no-mop" areas where the device may vacuum but not mop, such as rooms with carpets or rugs.
Roborock Q7 Max, released in 2022, generates 4,200 Pa suction, and can be controlled by Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant.
In 2023, Roborock released the S8, S8 Plus and S8 Pro Ultra, the brand's most advanced robot vacuums to-date. The main difference between the models is the docking station each includes. The S8 has a standard charging base whereas the S8 Plus includes Roborock's Auto-Empty Dock. The S8 Pro Ultra ships with the RockDock Ultra, the most advanced dock Roborock offers. In addition to emptying the S8's dustbin and charging the robot, the dock also manages the S8's mopping system including refilling its water and drying its mop pad. The S8 Pro Ultra is the first Roborock robot vacuum with lifting dual brushrolls called the DuoRoller Riser Brush. The S8 and S8 Plus have dual brushrolls but they do not lift. All models which precede the S8 have a single brushroll.
Roborock S7 MaxV Ultra, which debuted at CES 2022, has 5,100Pa suction and a livestreaming camera. Roborock S7, which debuted at CES 2021, uses trademarked VibaRise. Roborock S7 can detect the type of floor to use either its mop or vacuum. The Roborock S6 MaxV operates at 67 dB and generates maximum suction of 2,500 Pa. Its dustbin measures 460 mL at full capacity. Its 5,200mAh battery can vacuum approximately 250 square meters between charges, and its mop can cover about 200 square meters of hard flooring on the same charge. The mop on the Roborock S5 Max, the S6 MaxV's predecessor, has a 290 mL water tank and comes with one washable microfilter. The Roborock S4 does not have mopping technology.
In 2022, Roborock released the Q5 which replaces the S models, and is similar to the S4 Max and the S5. The Q5 has a higher suction power of 2,700Pa (versus 2,000Pa on the older models) but lacks the mop feature.
Robot vacuum cleaners
|Model||Release date||Battery size||Suction power||Weight||Dustbin capacity||Mopping||Water tank capacity||Remarks|
|Roborock "Xiaowa Lite" C1||2018||2,600mAh||1,600Pa||3.0 kg||640ml||No||N/A|
|Roborock "Xiaowa" E2||2018||2,600mAh||1,800Pa||3.0 kg||640ml||Yes, gravity-fed||140ml|
|Roborock "Xiaowa Plus" E3||2018||5,200mAh||2,000Pa||3.2kg||640ml||Yes, gravity-fed||140ml|
|Roborock E4||2020||5,200mAh||2,000Pa||3.0kg||640ml||Yes, gravity-fed||180ml|
|Roborock E5||2021||5,200mAh||2,500Pa||3.0kg||640ml||Yes, gravity-fed||180ml|
|Roborock S4||Sep 2019||5,200mAh||2,000Pa||3.8kg||420ml||No||N/A|
|Roborock S4 Max||Sep 2020||5,200mAh||2,000Pa||3.3kg||460ml||No||N/A|
|Roborock S5||Apr 2019||5,200mAh||2,000Pa||3.5kg||Yes, gravity-fed|
|Roborock S5 Max||Sep 2019||5,200mAh||2,000Pa||3.5kg||Yes, electronically-controlled|
|Roborock S6||Aug 2019||5,200mAh||2,000Pa||3.5kg||480ml||Yes, gravity-fed||140ml|
|Roborock S6 MaxV||Jun 2020||5,200mAh||2,500Pa||3.7kg||460ml||Yes, electronically-controlled||300ml|
|Roborock S6 Pure||April 2020||5,200mAh||2,000Pa||3.2kg||480ml||Yes, gravity-fed||180ml|
|Roborock S7/S7 Plus||Mar 2021||5,200mAh||2,500Pa||4.7kg||470ml||Yes, gravity-fed||300ml|
|Roborock G10||August 2021||5,200mAh||2,500Pa||4.7kg||Yes, electronically-controlled|
|Roborock G10s/G10s Pro||March 2022||5,200mAh||5,100Pa||Yes, electronically-controlled||China-exclusive|
|Roborock S7 MaxV/S7 MaxV Plus/S7 MaxV Ultra||April 2022||5,200mAh||5,100Pa||4.7kg||400ml||Yes, electronically-controlled||200ml|
|Roborock Q5/Q5 Plus||April 2022||5,200mAh||2,700Pa||3.2kg||470ml||No||N/A|
|Roborock Q7/Q7 Plus||May 2022||5,200mAh||2,700Pa||3.2kg||750ml||Yes, gravity-fed||180ml|
|Roborock Q7 Max/Q7 Max Plus||May 2022||5,200mAh||4,200Pa||3.7kg||470ml||Yes, electronically-controlled||350ml|
|Roborock S8/S8 Plus||March 2023||5,200mAh||6,000Pa||4.9kg||350ml||Yes, electronically-controlled||300ml|
|Roborock S8 Pro Ultra||March 2023||5,200mAh||6,000Pa||4.9kg||350ml||Yes, electronically-controlled||200ml|
|Roborock G20||March 2023||6,000Pa||Yes, electronically-controlled|
|Roborock P10||March 2023||5,500Pa||Yes, electronically-controlled||China-exclusive|
Cordless vacuum cleaners
• Roborock H6
• Roborock Dyad U10
• Roborock Dyad Pro
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