Robotics AI company Brain Corp and Kärcher, a provider of cleaning technology, have announced the launch of what is claimed to be the first professional autonomous vacuum cleaner.
Built to help businesses clean smarter, the KIRA CV 60/1 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 specialises in safely vacuuming large scale buildings such as hotels, schools, airports, offices, convention centres and more.
Features include a 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; and HEPA-rated vacuum bag for optimal health protection.
“Kärcher is thrilled to bring its first autonomous machine to market in partnership with Brain Corp,” said Rex Shull, VP of product management and engineering, Kärcher. “In today’s challenging labour environment, this product will be a key solution to help our customers meet troublesome resource challenges.”
KIRA CV 60/1 has been developed to support 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 reportedly able to manage the machine and gain optimised performance through an intuitive interface and teaching methodologies.
“It has become more important than ever for organisations to create high-functioning and sustainable operations and an increasing number are achieving that through combining the best of automation with human workforces,” said Dr Eugene Izhikevich, CEO at Brain Corp.
“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.”