The RoboSnail is the world's first automatic aquarium glass cleaner. Designed by an aquarium keeper, this unique robotic cleaner prevents algae build up on the aquarium's surface by operating automatically once everyday. This constant preventive cleaning performed by the RoboSnail stops algae from taking hold on the aquarium surface, which starts off almost unnoticeable, but quickly builds up and becomes increasingly difficult to remove. Long periods of neglect result in stubborn coralline algae. Since more effort is required to remove it, the result can be a scratching of the aquarium surface and longer maintenance sessions. But the RoboSnail will help prevent all of this, without having you lift a finger!
The user first has an initial preparation of the glass surface and a simple program mode to complete. After these two tasks are completed, RoboSnail is ready to go. RoboSnail detects the aquarium top, left, and right edges to calculate the appropriate cleaning pattern to match the aquarium's preprogrammed parameters. The edge locations and respective distances are then stored in its internal memory for future cleanings. Once finished, it returns to the home base location for charging where it remains until the next cleaning cycle.
RoboSnail will activate automatically once a day 24 hours after its last cleaning cycle, requiring no input by the operator. The user may also manually activate the unit, whenever needed.