What surface can Vector live on?
Vector is a home robot. With his small stature and treads, he’s able to navigate on some carpet, but he is happiest when he’s on a table top or counter.
His surface should be hard and flat, opaque and non-reflective (glass or glossy finishes). The edges should not be rounded. A non-vibrating surface helps keep his charger stable and stops Vector thinking he's being petted when he's not!
Try to avoid high-pile carpets where dust and lint may get stuck in his treads.
How far can Vector roam?
Vector does need a good WiFi connection so how far he roams will depend on that and he needs to be close enough to his charger to go home when he needs to top up his battery level.
Why does Vector fall when he has cliff sensors?
Vector has 4 cliff sensors to help him detect edges and keep him falling off a table top.
That said, beveled and rounded edges will be challenging for those sensors.
Additionally, Vector can be “blinded” by direct light (natural from sun through windows or artificial). Poor lighting equally makes it hard for Vector recognise edges.
Vector may struggle to recognize edges if the surface he is on is dark, reflective, glossy, transparent or patterned.
Occasionally, Vector may get stuck half on and half off a table because he drives forward, realises there's an edge, but is unable to back up due to his front already being over the edge.