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.

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.

The Potential Scope of A.I. and Home Security in the Future Lies in Robot Vacuum

There are many possibilities that A.I. offer for home security systems in the future. For example, the use of artificial intelligence could lead to the creation of smart homes capable of learning the habits, ways, and preferences of all the occupants of a building. While the appearance of the robot vacuum help family member have more time to do other things.

This technology could identify changes in movement, differences in height, and variable in the notation of peoples’ voices, immediately identifying strangers within a building. These technologies could automatically adjust their settings across various systems to accommodate both standard patterns and changes in behavior, moreover, it can be installed on the robot vacuums. As more intruder alarm systems become integrated with home automation devices, the security of our homes could become significantly improved. Current home automation systems rely heavily on pre-determined scenarios which must be set up by the user, following specific criteria. All changes to the settings for these systems must be entered manually by the designated system operator.

Eventually, A.I. software could monitor activity within our houses and activate processes when home occupants go outside of the property, leaving it unlocked. In addition, it can also help on other house affairs like the robot vacuum can clean our house. In these circumstances, if a family member should enter the house while the system is armed, the cameras could identify them immediately and choose not to sound the alarm, but to clean the house.

A.I. processes could also be used to predict false alarms across the world. This would be monitored by analyzing the circumstances that are prevalent in false alarm cases. Eventually, the A.I. could learn to predict the likelihood of a false alarm with near-accurate certainty, leading to reduced costs and fewer wasted resources for home security and police services. Intrusion systems integrated with cameras could also help protect our children against kidnappings. Cameras on the robot vacuum that monitor areas occupied by a child could sound an alarm upon the approach of a kidnapper, while also recording the image of the kidnapper and forwarding it directly to a monitoring center or the relevant police authorities. So, as a result, do not think that such a little robot vacuum is useless. On the contrary, it is far more useful on our family security. How do you think about this kind of robot vacuum?

Will Everything Be Fine If We Get A Robot Vacuum at Home?

To a certain degree, the robot vacuum seems an almighty household electric appliance which can help on everything if you are busy on something else like company extra work. Surely, this little stuff is so smart and able to solve most of your troubles at home and it seems everything will be fine with such a robot vacuum. But is it true?

According to the strictest letter of that term, you still need to do the following things after you set a robot vacuum at home: First and foremost, you have to check the room yourself every week. For one thing, check if the robot vacuum has done its job, if it does its job very well, and if there is any corners that the robot vacuum missed out by accident. If it happens, you’d better clean it up yourself, for that the hidden rubbish will ruin your house, rather than the rubbish obvious in home. For another thing, check if there is any damage on your other household electric appliance caused by the robot vacuum. It is not that we doubt the work ability of the robot vacuum, but test whether or not there is any procedure fault happening in it and cause any unpredictable loss to ourselves. Of course, if everything is OK after we check, it can prove this robot vacuum is reliable and you can set your mind at rest.

In addition, we still have to check the body of the robot vacuum every week or every month, for that even the robot vacuum is a smart helper, it can only help to clean the room and have no ability of protecting itself. So, what we should do is to check regularly if it is bit by mouse or any other animals and pets. Maybe it is plastic or metallic material for its body and the animals cannot break it, but we still have to take attention that the animals like mouse may leave their slaver or body fluid on the robot vacuum, which may carry the bacteria even the viruses. And it will be a potential threat for children at home, which should be alerted by us.

Moreover, the robot vacuum is a household electric appliance after all, so it needs charging regularly. If you just leave it at home and forget its existence, then it will be stay at some corner and lose its vitality forever.

If the Broom Will Quit Our House When There Is Robot Vacuum?

With the rapid development of our modern society, the smart robot vacuum begins to move into our house and take the place of the traditional broom. And some asks that whether the broom will thoroughly quit our house if the robot vacuum comes? Different people have different opinions. As far as I am concerned, the broom will never quit the house even though the robot could bear most of the housework like cleaning. And the follows are my reasons.

First and foremost, the robot vacuum is not almighty, and it cannot clean all the corners of your house like the chink of your wall, the place over your cabinet and so on. If there is water in your toilet, I believe it is not proper to let your expensive robot vacuum do that job. Not only because it is not cheap, but also the robot vacuum is driven by electricity, which means it may not waterproof. Even it does, it will affected with damp, and nobody will have the heart to bear such thing happening. So, we do need an ordinary broom at home to handle that situation.

Then, we should consider about the factor of the price. Even most families have been rich nowadays, that does not mean they can afford a robot vacuum. For example, an Apple phone is just less than 10,000 RMB, but most families will not buy it even their deposit has been far more than that, because they have to consider the other issues like wedding, buying house and buying cars. Most of them may have children, so they dare not to waste money on such objectives like Apple phone and robot vacuum. And that would be main reason that the broom will never quit our life and will be existing in our house for long time.

Last but not least, as long as we live in house, we will suffer such a situation that our house may lose power for now or for a long time. Right in this moment, what can we do with the electric robot vacuum? That is correct, we can do nothing but ask the broom for help. And to be honest, even in the future society, the power still will be the main force of our life. So we cannot lose power because we can do nothing without power but to find the broom which does not need any power.