Unlike the better-known Roomba, which cleans at random, bouncing off furniture and redirecting itself, the Neato XV-11 Robotic All-Floor Vacuum Cleaner vacuums strategically. It surveys the room with its infrared laser range-finder, taking 4,000 readings a second and measuring the distance to every object within 15'. The Neato vacuum repeats this reconnaissance from several vantage points until it has constructed a bulletproof plan of attack. Next , this powerful robotic vacuum cleaner goes to work, vacuuming around the perimeter of the room and then taking out the center, zooming up and back in neat rows.
Neato XV-11 Robotic All-Floor Vacuum Cleaner, 945-0001:
Robotic vacuum cleaner vacuums strategically
Infrared laser range-finder
Takes 4,000 readings a second
Robotic vacuum cleaner measures distance to every object within 15'
Constructs plan of attack
Neato vacuum cleaner starts on perimeter and completes with the center