Part 3: Roborock S7 Home Assistant: Automations, Schedules, and Voice Commands

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This is part 3/3 of my How To Setup Roborock robot vacuums in Home Assistant guide.

In Part 1, I’ve shown you how to:

  • Initially vacuum setup your Roborock S7
  • Connect to MiHome App
  • Extract the token (for use with a Lovelace card)
  • Added Roborock S7 to Home Assistant
  • Added the Xiaomi Lovelace cards for basic commands

In Part 2, I’ll showed you how to:

  • Customize your Vacuum map card to include clickable zones
  • Add text/icons overlays on the Vacuum Map Card
  • Create a Lovelace dropdown menu of rooms you can tell your vacuum to clean up

In Part 3 (this guide), I’ll show you how to:

  • Create a few automations
  • Schedule room cleaning
  • Configure Google Assistant to allow for voice commands

Please follow both guides first, as we will be using the scripts we already created.

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Roborock Home Assistant Automations

I’m just going to post the YAML below. You can copy and paste these into the YAML editor within the Automations tab. You should only need to change the date/time and entity ID.

These can all be configured via the UI as well. For the trigger, set a Time and for the Action, Call Service and choose one of the scripts you’ve already created.

Note: Just for your reference in my yaml below, my vacuum’s name is Rosie.


#1: Tell Vacuum to Go To A Point

This automation would be useful to send your vacuum to a specific point, such as the trash can, at a certain time of day.

alias: 'Rosie: Go To Trash Can'
description: ''
trigger:
  - platform: time
    at: '14:00:00'
condition: []
action:
  - service: script.turn_on
    target:
      entity_id: script.vacuum_trash_can
mode: single

#2: Set Vacuum Speed Then Go To Target

This script will first set the vacuum speed to “Silent” before going to the designated area. I also added a 3 second wait timer give the vacuum a few seconds to change speeds before moving. Capitalization for the speed “Silent” is required.

To view your fan_speed_list options, go to Developer Tools > search for your vacuum.

alias: 'Rosie: Vacuum Speed Silent then go to Target'
description: ''
trigger: []
condition: []
action:
  - service: vacuum.set_fan_speed
    data:
      fan_speed: Silent
    target:
      entity_id: vacuum.roborock_vacuum_a15
  - wait_for_trigger: []
    timeout: '3'
  - service: script.vacuum_sink
mode: single

#3: Vacuum 2 Zones

This script will vacuum 1 zone, then the next, and then return to base once complete. You can choose a maximum of 5 zones.

alias: 'Rosie: Vacuum 2 Zones'
sequence:
  - service: xiaomi_miio.vacuum_clean_zone
    target:
      entity_id: vacuum.roborock_vacuum_a15
    data:
      repeats: 1
      zone:
        - - 22474
          - 25558
          - 23025
          - 26115
        - - 23877
          - 25073
          - 24428
          - 25630
mode: single

#4: Notify When Zoned Cleaning is Complete

This will send you a notification whenever a “Zone” cleaning has been completed. You can check the statuses of your robot vacuum from Developer Tools as well.

This is a great alternative to the built-in MiHome notifications as you can now create notifications when the vacuum starts, stops, starts charging, hits a certain battery level, etc.

alias: 'Rosie: Notify When Zoned Cleaning is Complete'
description: ''
trigger:
  - platform: state
    entity_id: vacuum.roborock_vacuum_a15
    attribute: status
    from: Zoned cleaning
    to: Returning home
condition: []
action:
  - service: notify.mobile_app_pixel_5_danny
    data:
      title: Zone cleaning complete!
      message: Returning to base
mode: single

Setup Roborock With Google Assistant for Voice Command Cleaning

For this setup, I am using the Google Assistant configuration with Nabu Casa. If you are using duckDNS or Alexa, the steps may slightly differ.

Expose Vacuum Entities

First, go to Configuration > Home Assistant Cloud. Scroll down to Google Assistant.

Under the Not Exposed Entities section, find any vacuum-related entities you created that are not exposed to Google Assistant yet. This means that Google doesn’t know about them, therefore you can’t trigger them using your voice.

Then go back to the Google Assistant setup page and click Sync Entities to Google.

Create Google Home Routine

This will let you create custom voice commands. Rather than saying, “Hey Google, Turn on Vacuum Breakfast Room”, you can configure your command to something like “Hey Google, clean the breakfast room”.

Open your Google Home mobile app. Click the purple ‘Routines‘ button.

Then click the + symbol at the bottom.

Add Starter

Click Add Starter > Voice Command.

Enter a few phrases you might use then click Add Starter.

Add Action

Click Add Action > Adjust Home Devices > Adjust Scenes. Then click the arrow at the far right; you should see the scripts you’ve exposed to Google.

Once you click Done and Save, you can now test it out! If all goes well, you can now successfully use Google Assistant to trigger a Roborock zone cleaning!


Wrapping Up

Hopefully you guys enjoyed this final part of my Adding Roborock robot vacuum/mop to Home Assistant series!

The only thing I couldn’t figure out was how to create an automation that runs more than 5 zones. I tried creating multiple scripts and “calling” the 2nd script, having the robot return to base first, stopping the robot, and a bunch of other options but couldn’t figure it out. So, if you were able to figure that out – please let me know in the comments below!


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