iRobot has started rolling out its iRobot Genius 4.0 Home Intelligence software update to Wi-Fi connected Roomba robot vacuum and Braava jet robot mop customers. The company is on a mission to design superior cleaning experiences that go beyond just smart. “iRobot Genius 4.0 is the next step in transforming the smart home into a thoughtful home”, the company explains. It includes updates that provide new functionality, like Imprint Smart Mapping for Roomba i3 and i3+ customers, as well as customization and convenience features like Room-Specific Cleaning Preferences, Siri Shortcut Integration, Child & Pet Lock, and Do Not Disturb. The update also expands the list of objects the Roomba j Series can recognize and avoid to include clothing and towels. “The beauty of iRobot Genius is that our robots get smarter over time and continuously provide customers with new ways to clean where, when and how they want – said Keith Hartsfield, chief product officer at iRobot –. As iRobot develops new features and experiences, the updates are pushed out to customers’ robots at no cost. From the day a customer welcomes a Roomba robot vacuum or Braava jet robot mop into their home, they know that they’ll always benefit from new features and functionality. They are also getting a robot that works harder for them, so they don’t have to. With more than 60 million personalized recommendations provided to customers to date, our robots are proven to learn, respect and work around individual schedules and needs”.