No Device I’ve tested has advanced as quickly as the humble robot vacuum in the past few years. You can now find robot vacs at every price point with an incredible array of features, including mapping capabilities, self-emptying bins, and even cameras—all to help you keep grit from sticking to your bare feet when you walk on your floor.
Over the years, we’ve tested dozens of robot vacuums to find the one that’s best suited for an array of needs. Whether you’re drowning in dog hair, need to lighten your chore load, or just want to spend a little more time with your family, we have a pick that might help. Looking for other handy home items? Be sure to check out our other buying guides, including the Best Air Purifiers and the Best Pots and Pans.
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Updated July 2021: We’ve added new information, new picks such as the Yeedi K650, and cut a few older units. We also named the Roomba i3+ our favorite vacuum due to its self-emptying bin.