We know that good battery life is key to enjoying usage of a robot like Aido. No one likes a robot that quickly runs out of power.
Aido has a unique dual-battery design – half lead-acid and half nickel-cadmium, to balance the two requirements of a battery for a device like this – a) it should charge fast and b) it should retain power over long periods of time.
Both battery packs are in hot standby mode. Aido also has a patent-pending power management board that optimizes power consumption.
Aido’s battery should last about 8 hours on regular usage, including 2 hours of mobility.
Aido comes with an optional smart charging dock so that you don’t have to remember to charge it
Aido’s smart dock
When Aido runs low on charge, Aido can automatically detect the charging dock and plug itself in.
Docking Aido isn’t easy, and our team had to work through multiple challenges to get this to work well. Our patent pending approach involves three phases to dock Aido: