Name and select rooms in the mapping function

RafaelRafael Member ✭✭✭


One of the coolest things of the robot is the recorded activity function. It's super cool to see the map (where it has cleaned) plus some statistics of cleaning time and area.

I have a dream :smile: to one day be able to:

1) say "clean the kitchen" and the robot goes and clean my kitchen only;
2) open the app and select in the "home map" the kitchen or only a small part of it and click: clean! So the robot goes and cleans only a small part of my house.

  • Number 1 would be a great benefit for users who like voice assistants. Although this would be already available with the IFTTT implementation, sometimes I don't want the robot to clean everything (= all the home) again;
  • Number 2 is in my point of view a more automated/improved way of the spot cleaning function. I'm not a big fan of this function since it's quite manual to place the robot here and there, and it works - in a way - like a "normal/manual vacuum cleaner".

Sorry for the long post, but if I'm not mistaken this would not be impossible to implement :smile:

In summary the request(s) would be:
a) have a home map function which would enable us to name each of the rooms (eg kitchen, living room etc)
b) by doing so, we could select a room (or even part of it) for the robot to clean

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  • kimhan01kimhan01 Member

    I post the same above. I should have read yours first. You have my vote!

  • 2old4fun2old4fun Member

    In the Apple Home app all of my rooms have names so I can adjust the lighting in the rooms. So, if the vacuum supported Homekit I could say, "Hey Siri, have the sweeper (our name for the unit) clean the living room."

  • mrmegadethmrmegadeth Member ✭✭✭

    The Pure rebuilds the maps from scratch, i.e. deletes the old one, after the end of each cleaning cycle. This may not ever be possible...

  • RafaelRafael Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 2018

    It seems our idea is not impossible to be implemented.

    Check this article:

    "The house-cleaning robot can also automatically map out your home and section it off by rooms, which can be edited in Roomba's mobile app. The device is also Alexa-enabled, allowing you to tell the Roomba to start cleaning or assign it to a certain room that might need extra attention.

    In addition, the Roomba i7+ automatically maps out your house and sections it off by rooms while it cleans. You can then use the iRobot HOME app to tweak the room boundaries, which allows you to use the app or voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa to tell the Roomba to only clean a particular room. Roomba learns the general layout of your home after a few cleaning sessions, and it can store up to 10 different floor plans."

  • mrmegadethmrmegadeth Member ✭✭✭

    What I meant is this

    They have already decided not to do this. Maybe that changes in the future but this was a conscious decision.

  • mrmegadethmrmegadeth Member ✭✭✭
    edited September 2018

    Duplicate post

  • AnZoAnZo Member
    edited December 2018

    @mrmegadeth said:
    The Pure rebuilds the maps from scratch, i.e. deletes the old one, after the end of each cleaning cycle. This may not ever be possible...

    Well they can change that any time they want...

    I would really love to have robot "learn" my flat blueprint so I am able to let him clean selected rooms only (or set virtual barriers).

  • After 2 days of owning purei9 I have found that naming rooms and permanent map as an option would make this robot from good to awesome! In big, multiroom house, it would be nice to order cleaning different rooms at differenf day or order extra cleaning on selected area ( not spot cleaning bc robot should be automatic)


  • RickhRickh Member

    Further to Roblux' suggestion (and as per my post in Discussion earlier today..... ) imagine if it remembered where it last finished (and/or you instructed it to go Home for whatever reason) and you had the option to have it start cleaning again at any time in the future from that last position, not from Home. Transit direct (or in this case via every point in between but....) to last stop clean and carry on from there. Once mapping complete have the option to repeat cycle. That option could then be tied into the schedule... Nahhhhh ;)

  • MarcusMarcus Member

    This would be great, also a way to compete with other robots that have this feature. It is a rather basic feature that I though existed in the robot, a bit disappointing that I did not researched it before I bough it.

    With a little luck though I hope that we will have this implemented for the i9.

    Great idea


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