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LG Hombot

Markus Storm edited this page May 5, 2017 · 11 revisions

LG Hombots

LG offers a range of robot vacuum cleaners called e.g. VR6470. Unlike the probably more popular iRobot Roomba models, the Hombot firmware is Linux based, allowing for external control and integration in openHAB. In principle, any model will do (some hints: prices vary greatly, but the different national versions are not different, almost all features are software only, and the last two or three digits refer to the color only (really!), so get a cheap one. My one's a VR64607 bought on Check out the forum to host the install guide for more details.

WiFi hack

You need to equip your Hombot with a WiFi stick first and upload a web server mod. See this install guide (registration required).

HTTP binding based control

in items:

String Hombot "Luigi, der Hombot" <luigi> (Status,Test) { http=">[1:GET:] >[0:GET:] >[2:GET:] <[*<b>Robot-state</b>: <status>(.+)</status>.*)]", autoupdate="false" }

in sitemap:

Switch item=Hombot label="Luigi, der Hombot [Status %s]" mappings=[1="Clean", 2="Charge", 0="Pause"]

feature overview


Setup intro

Linux and OS X





User Interfaces



(link to openHAB forum)



Application Integration



A good source of inspiration and tips from users gathered over the years. Be aware that things may have changed since they were written and some examples might not work correctly.

Please update the wiki if you do come across any out of date information.

Binding configurations

Use case examples

Item definition examples

Sitemap definition examples

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Release Notes

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