@b25pilot – I can’t see your videos, and I am on a Mac – although an older version.
So I am in the blind. I do know of an old issue where the vacuum had problems if the charger was on a soft or uneven surface, tho. So, if your vacuum charger is on carpet, move that to a solid surface like tile. If that helps, then Wyze does now sell a more solid pad to go on carpets for $5:
Not officially. Otherwise, I do not know of anyone successfully replacing the firmware on a Wyze Robot Vacuum. Most recently I saw a method for un-bricking that involves copying the firmware from a working unit onto the broken unit. Sounds like the ability to do that has been patched-out in more recent firmware.
I don’t think it immediately overwrites the saved map though?
@b25pilot Open the multi-floor sidebar and check, if you have an additional floor, switching between them will force a reload. Normally need to do a full run and successful dock before it writes out the map.
I tried placing an object to block the LIDAR on top of the robot. It just caused it to bump into things more, but otherwise it continued doing the perimeter sweep like normal. The LIDAR has to compensate for those cover standoffs after-all.
Response to LIDAR obstructions (around robot perimeter)
Response to bumping
Response to random bumping (including after perimeter sweep)
Upper-left: Used bumping to keep out of an area
Lower-left: Used LIDAR obstruction to keep out of an area.
It would be useful to see a video of it happening.
Tried sending robot home, it just wanders and the charging station no longer shows in the map. I cleaned the IR sensors, is there a way to check if they are emitting? iPhone 13 camera filters IR light.