Cleanzine: your weekly cleaning and hygiene industry newsletter 23rd March 2023 Issue no. 1057
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BrainOS featured in new commercial cleaning robot, initially for Japanese market
Brain Corp, an AI company specialising in the development of self-driving technology for robots, announced this week that it is powering autonomous capabilities in a new vacuum cleaner, designed specifically by SoftBank Robotics for use in commercial spaces such as retail and office environments.
Available early 2019 and focused initially on the Japanese market, the machine will be powered by BrainOS, Brain Corp's proprietary operating system.
Earlier this year, Brain Corp announced entry into the Japanese market with an application in large-scale, industrial floor scrubbers. The newly announced vacuum product, while also in the cleaning space, will be significantly smaller in size than the machines BrainOS has supported in the past.
"This effort with SoftBank Robotics represents an important milestone in our company's development," says Brain Corp co-founder and CEO, Dr. Eugene Izhikevich. "BrainOS is now powering numerous robots of different sizes and use cases, thereby proving that it has the capability and flexibility to effectively automate any mobile machine.
"On top of that, this vacuum's robotic drive system can be leveraged by Brain Corp's partners to create additional BrainOS-powered robots in applications like delivery, security and healthcare, just to name a few. We look forward to continuing to work with SoftBank Robotics and extending the reach of BrainOS into Japan and around the world."
BrainOS comes fully integrated with automated driverless technology. Users can easily train a route and then activate driverless floor cleaning with the press of the 'Blue Autonomy' button. The self-driving machine uses multiple sensors to scan its surroundings for people and obstacles, providing the industry's highest level of safety and performance.
SoftBank Robotics CBO, Kenichi Yoshida, says of the project: "SoftBank Robotics is pleased to add to its product portfolio with the announcement of this new, commercial application. Brain Corp's best-in-class technology has allowed us to effectively bring multiple robotic solutions to the Japanese market, and we look forward to continuing to innovate and lead together."
www.braincorp.com / www.softbankrobotics.com
29th November 2018