From units that empty themselves, to pet-friendly robots, to solid budget options, here are the best robot vacuums you can buy.

In the dark ages of the 20th century, human beings still labored with manual weekly and daily chores. These savages would toil begrudgingly with push vacuums tangled in wires — a curious species indeed. Fortunately, in the smart home area of digital assistants, droid lawnmowers, and roving robotic vacuums, the days of such life-sucking rigmarole are no more. While the first wave of robovacs were fairly limited technologically, the latest models are significantly more intuitive, connected, and capable than their caroming predecessors.

  1. IRobot Roomba i7+ (7550) $1099 (Editor’s Choice)
  2. Eufy RoboVac 11S (Amazon’s Choice)
  3. iRobot Roomba 690 (Best Seller)
  4. eufy [BoostIQ] RoboVac 30C (Best Seller)
  5. iRobot Roomba 671 (Good Overall)