Be vigilant! The robot vacuum turned into a “spy” and could be remotely controlled!

With the development of science and technology, people’s life is becoming more and more intelligent. Robot vacuums, voice-controlled cars and some other intelligent products make people’s lives more and more convenient. But are these smart devices really safe? Recently, a test video released by an American cyber security company shocked people.

This video is about the robot vacuum turning into a “spy”. Because of its compact stature and keen vision, the robot vacuum can scan the surrounding environment with a camera and perform autonomous cleaning, which is very popular. Unexpectedly, at the other end of the Internet, in the hands of hackers, the robot vacuum has become a “spy”. Originally, the U.S. network security company found a bug in the landing software of the robot vacuum. By exploiting the vulnerability, hackers can disguise themselves as users landing, remote control household appliances, and real-time see the location of the robot vacuum. At present, the company has sent the vulnerability to the manufacturer of robot vacuum, the manufacturer said that it will issue patches as soon as possible, so as to solve the problem.

Coincidentally, a safety expert in Australia had found a bug in a Nissan electric vehicle’s on-board application software. Anyone who gets the vehicle identification number of the car can give instructions to the car through the Internet. Using this loophole, he managed to control a British vehicle in Australia. The safety expert effortlessly touched the car’s air-conditioning system and the temperature in the car began to rise.

In fact, not only robot vacuums and electric cars, but also other electronic devices with cameras, voice recognition and networking have the risk of privacy leaks. Industry experts warn that the best way to protect personal privacy is to update software patches in time and shut down and disconnect when not in use. Only in this way can we prevent our private space from the hackers or any other people who has bad intention to us. Moreover, one thing we can confirm is that the adventure is always there along with the development of the technology, which is something we can never avoid. As an old saying in China, we cannot give up eating for fear of choking. That is, we cannot abandon the advance of the intelligent appliances because of the small disadvantages. Therefore, even though we should be vigilant for that the robot vacuum may be turned into a “spy” and remotely controlled, we should know that it is useful to our everyday life.

Several points you have to pay attention to when choosing a robot vacuum

First, planning ability. Planning ability is a reflection of intelligent level of intelligent robot vacuum, which will affect the cleaning ability of intelligent robot vacuum to a large extent. Planning ability test is to simulate the home environment in a 20-inch room, place tables, chairs, cabinets, sofas, household appliances and other items, so that the sample can be automatically cleaned for no more than 30 minutes, and calculate the proportion of the area covered by the cleaning head of the sample to the total area of the room, that is, the coverage rate. The results showed that the highest coverage rate of 22 samples was 90.4%, and the lowest coverage rate was 37.4%.

Samples with strong planning ability mostly cover larger areas through navigation and positioning, building maps and planning routes, so they can be thoroughly cleaned under tables, chairs and other items or behind household appliances. Most of the samples with weak planning ability cannot record areas that have been cleaned, and they are prone to random bombs when encountering obstacles. Open, so it is difficult to penetrate beneath the table, chair and other items or behind the household appliances.

Secondly, the effective clean area of single charge. Because the intelligent robot vacuum usually needs a long charging time, consumers generally expect that the full-charged intelligent robot vacuum can sweep as much area as possible, so as to complete the cleaning of the whole room at one time. This comparative test tested the effective clean area of the sample after single charge, even if the sample was cleaned several times in a room of 20_after full charge until the power consumption was exhausted. The results showed that the effective cleaning area of single charge of 20 samples was 97.6_and 20.2_respectively. The effective clean area of single charging sample with large capacity, low energy consumption and reasonable planning is relatively high.

Then, the effective clean area is charged once. Because the intelligent robot vacuum usually needs a long charging time, consumers generally expect that the full-charged intelligent robot vacuum can sweep as much area as possible, so as to complete the cleaning of the whole room at one time. This comparative test tested the effective clean area of the sample after single charge, even if the sample was cleaned several times in a room of 20_after full charge until the power consumption was exhausted. The results showed that the effective cleaning area of single charge of 20 samples was 97.6_and 20.2_respectively. The effective clean area of single charging sample with large capacity, low energy consumption and reasonable planning is relatively high.

Who will lead the development direction of robot vacuum market?

Along with the change of technology, a large number of robot vacuums with visual planning and global planning technology as the core have already entered the market. Whether it is the degree of product intelligence or the intuitive experience of consumers, there is a significant leap forward. Thus, it cannot be blamed that the robot vacuum is too smart, because consumers have no time to embrace the new technology, resulting in unnecessary cognitive contradictions.

Since this year, robot vacuum brands have begun to promote robot vacuum products with LDS light radar technology, which also indicates that robot vacuum has begun to leap into the high-end market. This technology has been formed very early in foreign countries. At home, ECOVACS Robot set foot in LDS technology in 2013. By the end of 2015, Smart NAVI Global Planning System robot vacuum ECOVACS 9 series planning products with “LDS technology + SLAM algorithm” as the core were introduced.

LDS technology has always been used in the high-end robot vacuum product line. Compared with the early products, the robot vacuum equipped with global planning system can form a global map, and rely on advanced algorithms to bring the advantages of high coverage and high cleaning efficiency. Since 2017, many brands have gradually started to follow up LDS technology robot vacuum products, forming a benign market competition.

There is reason to believe that the products with LDS technology as the core will explode in an all-round way this year, but who can really support the future of LDS technology? In fact, as with the development of mobile phone system, most mobile phone manufacturers adopt Android system, but the final experience presented to consumers is very different. Different optimization and algorithms make the experience of the product more decisive. From the performance of the current market, the ECOVACS robot vacuum, which is the first to adopt global planning technology in China, still has an unshakable position. In recent years, ECOVACS Robot has continuously optimized its Smart NAVI global planning system. The recently listed ECOVACS robot vacuum DN33 has been equipped with Smart NAVI 2.0 system, which has realized the unique technology of long-term preservation of home maps and advanced operation based on maps, both in technology and product performance. The title of “high-end flagship”. Therefore, who will lead the development direction of robot vacuum market? This question may have been so self-evident. Could you answer it for me, my friends?

Do you know how to choose a high-quality robot vacuum?

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Choosing a robot vacuum is a technical job. It is even more difficult to choose a high-quality robot vacuum. If you can choose a good robot vacuum, you will get twice the result with half the effort; if you can’t choose a good robot vacuum, you will get twice the result with half the effort. So it’s important to choose a robot vacuum. But do you know how to choose a good robot vacuum? In general, the following points need to be noted:

First, whether or not the ability of avoiding obstacles is strong. Basically, all robot vacuums have the ability to avoid obstacles, even random robot vacuums, but the implementation method is different. Random robot vacuum generally adopts mechanical collision protection that is to install anti-collision bar in front of the robot vacuum, even if the robot and furniture contact, it will not cause damage to both. Apart from the anti-collision bars, high-end models also use sensors to detect the home environment, such as the dual detection system adopted by Pusannik 790T, three sets of anti-biological ultrasonic radar and 24 sets of infrared detection devices, which have better obstacle avoidance ability.

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Second, whether or not there is fall-proof design. For ordinary families, fall-proof design is not very useful, but for families with duplex structure, the importance is self-evident. Many robot vacuums are equipped with induction probes at the bottom of the floor to detect the difference between the grounds and prevent the machine from falling. For example, Pusannik 790T, some models adopt the design of virtual wall, which can isolate the robot vacuum in a certain area. If a virtual wall is prevented at the stairway entrance, it can also prevent the machine from falling, such as iRobot 980.

Thirdly, whether or not there is APP control. As long as a few robot vacuums have the remote control function of APP, when we cannot find the remote control, we can control the robot vacuum through mobile phone APP, so the practicability is quite strong. Moreover, the functions of APP on mobile phone are quite comprehensive, such as reservation, direction control, etc. High-end models like Pusannik 790T can also achieve visual cleaning. For so many good characters, I believe you must have fell in love with the robot vacuum and want to buy one. However, it is important to choose a high quality robot vacuum and it is also difficult. With our suggestion and introduction, you will have a clear understanding for the robot vacuum now.

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Do you know how to choose a high-quality robot vacuum?

Choosing a robot vacuum is a technical job. It is even more difficult to choose a high-quality robot vacuum. If you can choose a good robot vacuum, you will get twice the result with half the effort; if you can’t choose a good robot vacuum, you will get twice the result with half the effort. So it’s important to choose a robot vacuum. But do you know how to choose a good robot vacuum? In general, the following points need to be noted:

First, whether or not the ability of avoiding obstacles is strong. Basically, all robot vacuums have the ability to avoid obstacles, even random robot vacuums, but the implementation method is different. Random robot vacuum generally adopts mechanical collision protection that is to install anti-collision bar in front of the robot vacuum, even if the robot and furniture contact, it will not cause damage to both. Apart from the anti-collision bars, high-end models also use sensors to detect the home environment, such as the dual detection system adopted by Pusannik 790T, three sets of anti-biological ultrasonic radar and 24 sets of infrared detection devices, which have better obstacle avoidance ability.

Second, whether or not there is fall-proof design. For ordinary families, fall-proof design is not very useful, but for families with duplex structure, the importance is self-evident. Many robot vacuums are equipped with induction probes at the bottom of the floor to detect the difference between the grounds and prevent the machine from falling. For example, Pusannik 790T, some models adopt the design of virtual wall, which can isolate the robot vacuum in a certain area. If a virtual wall is prevented at the stairway entrance, it can also prevent the machine from falling, such as iRobot 980.

Thirdly, whether or not there is APP control. As long as a few robot vacuums have the remote control function of APP, when we cannot find the remote control, we can control the robot vacuum through mobile phone APP, so the practicability is quite strong. Moreover, the functions of APP on mobile phone are quite comprehensive, such as reservation, direction control, etc. High-end models like Pusannik 790T can also achieve visual cleaning. For so many good characters, I believe you must have fell in love with the robot vacuum and want to buy one. However, it is important to choose a high quality robot vacuum and it is also difficult. With our suggestion and introduction, you will have a clear understanding for the robot vacuum now.