Non-cleaning mapping mode
Before we can assign zones, the robot must first create a map that covers most, if not all, of the area to be cleaned. Currently, this can be a very slow process because mapping can only be done while the robot is also cleaning. Cleaning drains the battery fast (even in ECO mode) which leads to long pauses for recharging. The need to stop and empty the dust bin can slow down the mapping process even more.
What I think we need is a dedicated “explorer” mode that does not involve any cleaning. Its only purpose would be to generate a comprehensive FloorPlanner map in the quickest, most energy-efficient way.