What is zone cleaning?
Zone cleaning allows you to tell the robot to clean a specific area on-demand. Crumbs fell on the floor during slicing bread? Simply send your robot to the kitchen to clean it up.
You can also schedule zone cleanings so special areas needing more cleaning are cleaned more frequently. Schedule your robot to clean under the dinner table after breakfast, or clean the hallway after the kids come home from school.
This allows you to personalise your cleaning in a way that fits your daily activities.
What Kobold robots will have the Zone Cleaning feature?
This feature will be available on the Kobold VR300.
Do No-Go lines work with zone cleaning?
Yes, No-Go Lines work with zones. Adding or removing zones does not impact No-Go Lines.
Is it possible to schedule zone cleaning?
Yes, the it is possible to schedule a zone for cleaning. This is useful since the robot can clean key areas on a more frequent basis. For example, you can schedule the robot to clean under the dining table everyday after breakfast time. Or the robot can be scheduled to clean the hallway after family members come home in the afternoon.
What happens if the robot runs out of charge during zone cleaning?
It will go back to the base to charge, and then return to the zone to finish the cleaning.
Which app and robot software version do I need to use zone cleaning?
Zone cleaning is available in Kobold Robot App 3.0. and newer. The feature becomes visible only if your robot has software version 4.5.1. or newer.
How can I create a zone?
After you let your robot explore your flat and create a floor plan, you can add no-go lines and zones to your floor plan.
Is it needed to create a new floor plan to use zone cleaning, if I already have a floor plan?
No, existing floor plans can be used. Like you added No-Go lines, now the option to create zones is added to that same location in the app.
Can I name cleaning zones?
Yes, you can select from a list of provided options or choose to create a custom name.
Can the zones overlap? Can you place a zone inside a zone?
Yes, zones can overlap and you can place a zone inside a zone. For example, some users want to make the kitchen zone, but also a zone that just covers the area near around their kitchen table. Both are possible.
If a zone is split by a wall/walls, where will the robot clean?
When a zone is drawn, the area on the floor plan will be shaded to show where it will clean. If the zone is drawn over two areas separated by a wall, the shaded area will show which area will be cleaned.
Can I draw a zone that is larger than a room?
Yes. For example two bed rooms and the connecting corridor can be defined as a zone, so that two bed rooms can be cleaned at once upon selection of this big zone.
Note: If the zone created is larger than the room, and if there is a door that leads to an area that was not on the original floor plan, then the robot will clean this additional area in addition to the shaded area on the floor plan.
How many zones can be created for each floor plan?
Each floor plan has a limit of 50 zones and no-go lines combined. For example if you have 10 no-go lines, then you can create up to 40 zones on that floor plan.
How do I select the zone to be cleaned?
Every zone created becomes a dot in it. This dot allows you to select the zone for cleaning or editing. This is particularly useful if you have overlapping zones, since it helps you select the correct zone.
How many zones can be selected to clean at a time?
One zone can be selected to be cleaned at a time
On the home screen, the button says the name of my floor plan. Why?
This means that no zones are selected, and if the robot is started using the app it will clean the entire floor plan that is stored.
I’ve cleaned a zone, but now I want to clean the entire floor plan, how do I do that?
If a zone is still selected, deselect the zone by tapping on it and then press the green confirm button. Then the robot can clean your entire floor plan.
What if the robot is not finished cleaning one zone, and it’s scheduled to clean another zone?
In this case, the cleaning of the second zone will be simply skipped. We recommend leaving adequate time between to scheduled cleaning events.