Brain Corp, a software technology company, is to provide AI floor scrubbers to Walmart, the world’s largest retailer.
Brain Corp’s BrainOS platform currently automates more than a hundred of Walmart’s fleet of commercial floor scrubbers across the United States.
BrainOS provides the machines with autonomous navigation and data collection capabilities, all tied into a cloud-based reporting system. Walmart expects to have 360 robots powered by BrainOS in stores by the end of January, 2019.
Walmart’s BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a button.
The robot uses multiple sensors to scan its surroundings for people and obstacles, providing the industry’s highest level of safety and performance.
John Crecelius, Walmart’s VP of Central Operations, said: “BrainOS is a powerful tool in helping our associates complete repetitive tasks so they can focus on other tasks within role and spend more time serving customers.”
Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO of Brain Corp, said: “BrainOS technology allows robots to effectively and safely function in complex, crowded environments, ensuring increased productivity and efficiency across applications. We look forward to continuing to work alongside Walmart to help build intelligent, connected stores.”
BrainOS is the foundation of Brain Corp’s technology platform. It is a proprietary operating system that integrates with off-the-shelf hardware and cloud technology to provide a cost-effective “brain” for robots.
BrainOS has computer vision and AI libraries that enable development of smart systems that learn and adapt to people and complex environments. Its navigation stack provides advanced self-driving capabilities for cluttered and dynamic indoor environments.