I would love to be able to lock or backup the current map, in app or cloud. Could be a simple save state/snapshot just so if anything goes sideways for a quick revert.
I would hope that even in a locked state the vacuum would use sensors to avoid collisions, but those obstacles would not be written permanently to the map.
Reason why we need this feature:
Yesterday I mapped my entire house. The map looked great!
Today I decide let me see how well the vacuum handle the bath mats in the guest bathroom. I select the room, hit clean, vacuum announces it is going into area clean. Vacuum comes out of its dock, does a spin to make sure it sees it surroundings, turns a corner and there is a cat bed, works its way slowly around the cat bed, make it to the hallway and into the bathroom.
The bathmat does at one point of time get a corner turned up (so I make mental note better to move the bathmats before doing a cleaning in that room), eventually it signals cleaning complete and returns to the charger.
I look in the app and the map is now complexity ruined. It appears at some point of time the vacuum got turned around on where it was physically versus where it was on the map. The original map is there but now there are new walls where it looks like the house turned 45 degrees and protruding outside of what would be the physical walls, and probably property line, of my house.
The map is essentially ruined. I reset the map and let the vacuum remap the entire house again.