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Kärcher and Brain Corp debut industry’s ‘first professional robotic vacuum’

Brain Corp, a provider of software for industrial floor cleaning robots, has launched its “first professional autonomous vacuum cleaner”, the Kira CV 60/1.

The new machine is a joint development with Kärcher, one of the world’s leading providers of cleaning technology.

The two companies say the Kira device is built to help businesses clean smarter than ever before, the autonomous vacuum is the first robotic machine released in partnership between Brain Corp and Kärcher.

Powered by Brain Corp’s proprietary operating system, BrainOS, Kira CV 60/1 specializes in safely vacuuming large scale buildings – hotels, schools, airports, offices, convention centers and more – expertly navigating and cleaning through the following features:

  • Lithium-ion battery for increased runtime and faster charging speed
  • Advanced cameras and sensors that constantly scan and adapt to the environment
  • Cloud-connected AI software that continually improves navigational performance
  • Reporting tools that provide managers with key insights into operational performance metrics
  • HEPA-rated vacuum bag for optimal health protection

Rex Shull, VP of product management and engineering, says: “Kärcher is thrilled to bring its first autonomous machine to market in partnership with Brain Corp.

“In today’s challenging labor environment, this product will be a key solution to help our customers meet troublesome resource challenges.”

Kira CV 60/1 supports staffing gaps by delivering consistent cleaning coverage to meet the required scope of work while allowing existing workers to focus on higher value tasks.

Workers without any technical background are easily able to manage the machine and gain optimized performance through its intuitive interface and teaching methodologies: “Teach & Repeat” and “Area Fill”.

With the demands for increased cleaning and hygiene not slowing down, robotics offer a compelling and sustainable solution for future-proofing operations, maintaining high levels of clean and mitigating staffing issues.

BrainOS-powered cleaning machines have already enabled more than 7 million hours to be given back to employees and operations managers, a number that continues to quickly increase as the need for enhanced productivity grows.

Dr Eugene Izhikevich, CEO at Brain Corp, says: “It has become more important than ever for organizations to create high-functioning and sustainable operations and an increasing number are achieving that through combining the best of automation with human workforces.

“By bringing together best-in-class technologies, this versatile new machine brings a first-of-its-kind autonomous solution for soft floors to a diverse set of new industry sectors.”

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