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Commercial cleaning robots using Brain OS log 2 million hours of autonomous operation

Commercial cleaning robots which run Brain Corp’s operating system have racked up 2 million hours of autonomous operation.

Brain Corp, an artificial intelligence company which provides its “Brain OS” software to commercial cleaning robots, says it now powers “the world’s largest fleet of autonomous commercial mobile robots operating in public indoor spaces”, estimated to be more than 10,000.

The milestone was achieved earlier this month due in part to a recent surge in activity by retailers who are maximizing their use of Brain OS-powered cleaning robots in the wake of the Covid-19 health crisis.

Median robotic usage among retailers in US locations rose by 13.8 percent during Q1 of 2020, compared to the same period last year, and jumped by 24 percent during Q2 of 2020, according to Brain Corp internal data.

Dr Eugene Izhikevich, CEO at Brain Corp, says: “We have seen a sharp increase in usage and adoption over the last quarter, as grocers and retailers try to adjust to a constant state of clean due to the health crisis.

“We are grateful to be working with our manufacturing partners to provide value to retailers during these challenging times. We are also proud to have broken through the 2 million autonomous hours mark, which reflects the unmatched performance and safety of our technology.”

Brain Corp’s manufacturing partners use the company’s AI software platform, Brain OS, to develop a number of robotic applications, including floor scrubbers, vacuum sweepers, in-store delivery tugs, and shelf scanners.

These solutions help expand workforce capacity, improve facility safety, and demonstrate a brand’s commitment to innovation.

Working with its partners, Brain Corp says it has installed more than 10,000 robots worldwide in retail and grocery stores, malls, airports, hospitals, universities, and other dynamic public environments.

Additional data points provided by Brain Corp about its network are highlighted below.

Fleet-wide stats up to July 15, 2020

  • BrainOS-powered machines are delivering over 11,000 hours of daily work. This is time given directly back to workers so they can focus on higher value tasks.
  • Robots powered by BrainOS have traveled over 1.8 million miles within public indoor spaces – equal to 72 trips around the Earth.
  • Brain Corp has mapped a total of 677 million unique square feet of retail space, giving it exposure to more edge cases than any other robotic vendor in its class, which is essential to AI innovation and performance improvement.
  • Those learnings have been tested across a total of 28.4 billion square feet of floor space, ensuring that Brain Corp’s robots operate at the highest levels of safety and performance in complex environments.

Retail usage trends up to June 30, 2020

  • The median daily usage of Brain OS-powered robots grew by 20 percent in the first half of 2020 compared to 2019, from 2.15 hours to 2.58 hours per day.
  • Median daily usage reached a new high of 2.73 hours in June 2020, up 26.2 percent over 2019.

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