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Introducing Ascender: The First Stair-Climbing Robot Vacuum

Migo Robotics has recently announced a groundbreaking development in home cleaning technology with the Ascender, the first robot vacuum capable of navigating stairs. This innovative feature propels the Ascender beyond traditional robot vacuums that are limited to single-floor cleaning, offering a comprehensive solution for multi-level homes.

The Ascender is in pre-launch phase, and Migo has not provided an estimated date of availability.

Migo has shared key specifications on the Ascender climbing functionality:

  • Stair Climbing Range: 0-8.66 inches
  • Stair Climbing Motor Torque: 3.0 N.m
  • Single Stair Climbing Time: 8-12 seconds
Ascender Robot Vacuum Climbing Stairs
Ascender Robot Vacuum Climbing Stairs

Design Innovations for Enhanced Cleaning

The design of the Ascender robot vacuum is tailored for maximum cleaning efficiency. It features a square-shaped body and motorized omnidirectional wheels, enabling it to clean corners and edges effectively. The unique pivotable brushing system, a novel addition to the robot vacuum market, allows the brush to pivot 90 degrees for optimal debris collection.

Peak Performance in Suction and Versatility

Ascender is equipped with:

  • A suction power of 9,700Pa
  • Both bristle and rubber roller brushes
  • The capability to clean various surfaces, including carpets and hardwood floors

These features enable the Ascender to deliver superior cleaning performance across different floor types.

Ascender Robot Vacuum up close
Ascender Robot Vacuum up close

Advanced Mopping Functionality

The Ascender robot vacuum brings a new level of efficiency to mopping with:

  • Downward pressure of 17N
  • A high-speed scrubbing feature operating at 3000 times per minute
  • Automatic detection and adjustment to different floor types

Additionally, its slim design allows for cleaning under furniture, targeting hard-to-reach areas effectively.

State-of-the-Art Hardware and Software Synergy

The Ascender stands out for its integration of top-tier hardware, including an HD camera, high-precision LiDAR, and six ToF sensors. This hardware works in tandem with advanced AI algorithms to enhance navigational accuracy and adapt to various home environments.

Smart Navigation and Obstacle Detection

Utilizing AI, Ascender can detect and avoid common household obstacles, ensuring uninterrupted cleaning. On its initial run, it creates a detailed map of the environment, which aids in planning efficient cleaning routes. The vacuum is capable of resuming cleaning tasks on different floors after auto-recharging.

Integration with Smart Home Systems and Offline Connectivity

Ascender seamlessly integrates with smart home ecosystems, such as Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Homekit via Matter 1.2, offering voice command functionality. The addition of Valetudo supports offline control, providing flexibility in cleaning schedules and remote operation.

Revolutionary Docking Station Design

The Ascender robot vacuum introduces a unique all-in-one, fully-enclosed docking station. This design not only enhances safety for homes with children and pets but also reduces noise during dust emptying. The dock’s capacity to hold a 60-day dust bag and a 2.5-liter water tank underscores its convenience.

Ascender Robot Vacuum
Ascender Robot Vacuum and Docking Station

Conclusion: Ascender as a Comprehensive Cleaning Solution

The Ascender by Migo Robotics is more than just a robot vacuum. It represents a significant advancement in home cleaning technology, offering a versatile, efficient, and intelligent solution for modern, multi-level homes.

For more information on Ascender, visit Migo Robotics’ pre-launch page.

If Vacuum Wars reviews this product we will make our findings available in the Robot Vacuum Reviews area of our website. 

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