The traditional method of mopping entails first sweeping and wetting the floor, then scrubbing off the dirt, and lastly, wiping everything up. It may be needful to rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat. The entire process is both tedious and necessary, as there's no point to the whole business if all you're doing is smearing dirty water all over the place. But this is the 21st century, there's no reason for human labor to be involved when there are robotic moppers and floor scrubbers. Enterprising people only have to purchase one of these modern marvels and their road to cleaner floors is assured.
Take the iRobot Braava 320, a mean mopping machine that lacks the prettiness of other floorbots. No matter. It can dry mop rooms of up to 800-square feet and wet mop those of 250-square feet using North Star Navigation. The Techko Maid RS118 is similar to the Braava in its boxiness, with the main design difference being the 320's leading bumper. The RS118 differs in the same way to the poorly rated Techko Maid RM403, but in looks is totally different from the round Techko Maid RV318-S. The RV318-S is a multi-purpose cleaner, able to vacuum, sweep, and mop.
The RS118 does only mopping and sweeping duties, and is from a company that was established in California in the early 1980s. Originally founded as Telko, the present-day Techko Kobot used to make telephones, and then expanded into office automation, safety and security solutions, and robotic floor cleaners. The RS118 sweeps carpet and hard floors, and mops wood, lino, tile, and marble. There is one-touch button operation as well as fall prevention and digitally coded light source sensors. This unit uses standard-size disposable cleaning cloths that wrap around the mop pad attachment. It comes with rechargeable batteries and an AC adapter. Contrary to its claims, the RS118 looks extremely uncomfortable on carpet, especially of the heavily textured variety. Its struggles are reminiscent of a 4-wheel drive vehicle trying gamely to make its way over little-traveled dirt roads. However, it seems to do alright at picking up large particles from hard, smooth floors.
Works very well! My son loved it!