I have finally purchased a robotic vacuum cleaner. After much time trying to get the best smart / connected automated vacuum cleaner for my money, I opted for the Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum.
I have to say it’s excellent at navigating through the house in each and every nook it can get into, yet not once has it got stuck somewhere.
And the app is pretty good in telling you what the vacuum has done as well as sending you notifications (if you want) each time something happens (e.g. start cleaning, completed, main brush stuck, etc.)
The best part though is that in addition to controlling the vacuum from the Xiaomi app, it can also be integrated into Home-Assistant:
Clicking the button will simply start vacuuming.
I then created a simple automation to initiate the cleaning on specific days/time IF I’m not home.
If only I could also automate emptying the vacuum bin…