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In this post, I will review one of the most advanced robot vacuum in the market. Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI robot vacuum cleaner by Ecovacs comes with Smart Objection Recognition. It has advanced laser mapping, custom clean programming options, and a high-efficiency filter. You don’t need to worry about its charging as it has 3+ Hours of Runtime.
Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum Cleaner is top of the line robot vacuum. The main thing which separates this robot from most of the robots is that it is equipped with artificial intelligence. It has intelligent object recognization which it uses to recognize and avoid obstacles. It uses the invisible spinning laser on the top to map out the house and navigate.
Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum Cleaner uses the front-mounted camera to identify obstacles and learn about the environment. This allows it to solve the persistent problem of robot vacuum which of getting stuck on cords or other small obstacles in the house.
So whats the different Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo 960 which was the first AI robot vacuum and new Ozmo T8 AIVI?
Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum Cleaner specifications
Let’s start with the specs of Ozmo T8 AIVI. It has all the new hardware required for its AI. It comes with a brand new processor and camera. Deebot Ozmo T8 comes with the updated software. It has improved algorithm and a larger object library which helps this robot vacuum to identify socks, shoes, cords, and much more.
Another big update in this model is with the lidar system. The new lidar system has better hardware as well as advanced dTOF sensors. These sensors considerably improve the range of T8 in comparison to the 960 models. It has almost two times larger range and can reach up to 10 meters. Whereas the 960 model has a range of 5-6 meters which was still impressive.
If we talk about accuracy, the T8 model has four times better accuracy and can detect an object as small as 2 mm. With all these updates you get better performance in larger spaces as well as more accurate custom cleaning through the app.
The airflow of the T8 model
Now let’s talk about the airflow of Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI Robot Vacuum Cleaner. This model is really powerful and has an airflow of 24 CFM. The airflow performance is higher than Shark RV1000AE (23 CFM) and Roomba s9+ (22 CFM).
Even with the manometer test it performs better than most robot vacuum cleaners. It came second next to only Ozmo 950. It performs amazingly well in a test like a crevice pickup test, clearing a huge swath of crevices in five minutes.
Battery of Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI
The Ozmo T8 has a much bigger battery than the 960. The 960 model has a battery of 3200 mAh whereas T8 moel has a 5200 mAh battery.
This battery gives a runtime of whooping three hours to T8 on low.
One of the most basic tests is of course how well it picks stuff up off the hard floors and carpet. With this test, I was more than impressed with T8 performance.
Although this test is pretty much subjective and depends on the tested regarding parameters. For me, I look through the following parameters in this test:
- How good is a clean pickup without a scattering of debris with its side brushes?
- Ability to pick up entire debris on the first attempt.
- Ability to pick up heavy debris like sand on the hard floor where most robot vacuum struggles.
T8 gave impressive results on the all above parameters which I have seen very less until now. The performance was not only impressive on the hard floor but also for the carpet.
Now let’s talk about the deep clean test. In this test, sand is embedded into a medium pile carpet. After running a vacuum for five minutes on the carpet, the bin is weighed to check the performance.
In this it scored almost 80 on my parameters. To give to perspective only one in four robots can so its definitely above average.
Mop in Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI
Ozmo in Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI means it comes with the mop. You can attach the included mop attachment on the bottom of the unit. T8 automatically recognize when the mop is attached and switch to mop mode.
T8 model comes with a reusable washable pads as well as some disposable ones. The water tank of T8 is pretty advanced too, where you can adjust the water flow level using the app.
In the mopping test, we will see its performance on dried coffee stains as well as dried tomato paste stains. It manages to clean the dried coffee stains completely at the first attempt. The coffee stain is not as tough as compared to tomato paste stain which it also cleaned very effectively.
In the app, there is also no mop zone. Let’s talk about navigation and no-go zones first. As I mentioned earlier, T8 uses lidar sensors to map out your house. After it creates a map, you can enable advanced mode to do all kinds of things.
You can create no-go zones in the app, which are lines, and the boxes. You can use your fingers to draw these zones to keep the robot from going to those areas. This is very useful as you can keep the robot from going to the places where it likely to get stuck.
The app also has no-mop zone feature which is the same as no zone. The No-mop zone works only when the mop is attached to the robot. You can name rooms in the app with a room select option. There is also a custom cleaning option where the robot will clean the specific room and then return to the base.
In terms of navigation and coverage, T8 is good or better than similar premium lidar robots. It is efficient and its coverage is excellent.
AI test for Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI
T8 gave fascinating results in the AI test where we check it in a variety of ways. As I mentioned above, T8 has an updated object library to recognize the number of objects like slippers, cords, socks, rugs, and much more.
In tests, it recognizes the number of stuff on the first try. The results were almost perfect as it avoided the small or big cords almost 90 percent of the cases. A couple of times when it failed was just a wrong angle approach to the cords.
I was also interested to see the results for the things which are not in the object library. The results were quite interesting which we will talk about below.
On its first run, T8 didn’t recognize these obstacles and push them if the object was light. When the object was heavy it engages the bump sensor and turns around. But in its second run, it learned to recognize them as obstacles, avoided, and navigated around them.
With the keys, it didn’t recognize them at first but quickly learn to avoid them after some time.
If you have pets then you will surely appreciate the T8 object library. As you know no matter how trained your pet is, they never miss a chance to poop when they are angry or protesting. They always find a way to surprise you with their poop in most unexpected places. With the robot vacuum, it can make a mess if it doesn’t recognize the poop and tries to clean it.
The object library of T8 most probably have this obstacle in its library as it avoided it from the first run.
In my opinion, the AI of T8 is not perfect but it is very close and certainly better than anything else in the market.
There is another interesting feature of Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI which is on-demand live video. With this, you can control the T8 robot vacuum with your smartphone and look through the camera. You can use this feature to check on your pets when you are away and also use the speaker to talk with them.
Cons of T8 robot vacuum
The first thing you will notice is its size. T8 is a little bit wider and taller than the average robot vacuum cleaners. Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI is 3.7 inches in height which is almost 9.4 cm. The product dimension of T8 is 13.7 x 13.7 x 3.6 inches and it weighs around 7.8 pounds.
You might want to check the furniture you need to clean because if it is shorter than that it will not go under it.
In the hair tangle test, T8 caught no hair with 5 inches hair and 40 percent with seven inches hair. This is not a bad performance but just above average. The thing here to notice which is not usual with Ecovacs robot is that rubber part of roller brush got worn off. Although you can buy a replacement at a cheap price, I thought it is worth mentioning.
Another thing which is not a deal-breaker by any means but still worth mentioning is the room select feature. I found it pretty limiting as you cannot define borders of the rooms or give custom naming. You just have to choose from default icons for kitchen, bedroom, and other rooms.
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