The name Hoover is synonymous with vacuums. In fact, in many countries it's even used as a verb. Watch enough British TV shows and you'll inevitably hear someone talking about Hoovering the floor to clean up a mess.
You might imagine that the storied company would have been among the first to plunge into the robot vacuum market. But Hoover's new lineup of robovacs came out a few weeks after models from other industry leaders, including Bissell and Dyson.