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Brain Corp’s robotic fleet covers 100 billion square feet

Brain Corp, a developer of software for robotics, especially industrial robotic floor cleaners, says its BrainOS-powered fleet of autonomous mobile robots has reached 100 billion square feet of coverage.

In doing so, claims Brain Corp, “6.8 million hours have been given back to employees and operations managers, allowing them to focus on customer experience and other high-value tasks”.

Eugene Izhikevich, CEO and founder of Brain Corp, says: “We are thrilled to celebrate reaching 100 billion square feet of coverage with our fleet which represents the square footage of the entire commercial space in the United States.

“The milestone represents a clear success of deploying autonomous robots at scale and across multiple industries. As a company committed to continuous improvement, it’s been incredibly gratifying to see such major advances in our fleet’s performance, even as it has been scaled and expanded to operate in multiple new dynamic public environments across the world.”

From October 1, 2020, to October 1, 2021, usage of automated robotics increased across a number of industry sectors with several seeing dramatic year-over-year growth.

Increases in square feet covered autonomously within sectors include:

  • Retail +40 percent
  • Airports +69 percent
  • Malls +113 percent
  • Education +426 percent
  • Hospitals +2,500 percent

While Brain Corp’s initial robot fleet growth was centered around retail environments, the significant increases in deployments within other sectors including malls, educational facilities, and hospitals, reflects the ability of BrainOS-powered robots to learn the key dynamics of new environments, a critical factor in the ongoing advancement of its technology.

Creating AI software to power autonomous robots operating in new, varying environments requires advanced software and sensors that ensure high levels of performance and safety, all while prioritizing security and data protection.

BrainOS-powered robots align with all applicable privacy regulations, processing data exclusively for navigation and operational support without any additional data sources which could identify a natural person.

Sean Felker, lead functional safety engineer, says: “As we’ve expanded our fleet size, our focus has always been on safely operating in a variety of different environments.

“Reaching 100 billion square feet of autonomous coverage is validation that this focus is paying off. We have always been committed to helping customers become more efficient in their operations, and it’s a testament to our skilled teams that this is being successfully achieved while prioritizing safety and privacy.”

Nick Whitney, SVP, sales America, says: “This is an exceptionally exciting time to be in the field of robotics and automation.

“Across numerous industries, leaders are reinventing how they operate by combining the data-driven sophistication of automated robots with human teams.”

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