London-based commercial cleaning company Principle Cleaning Services (Principle) has announced that it will be implementing robots to partially automate window-cleaning processes.
The company has entered a new partnership with Skyline Robotics (Skyline), the developer of Ozmo, a window-cleaning robot.
As a result of the agreement, Principle will be an exclusive provider of the solution in London, with the company now planning to roll the solution out for this market.
It is hoped that the robots will also support ESG monitoring by providing data, insights and analytics on buildings’ health.
Some of the technologies the bot uses include artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning and computer vision with robotics and sensors.
The system can clean windows at a rate three times faster than humans, according to Skyline, and helps avoid putting human workers at risk.
“Principle is committed to investing in a future where humans and robots work collaboratively together,” said Tom Lloyd, CEO, Principle Cleaning Services.
“Through this partnership with Skyline Robotics, we’re securing all future capabilities to service customers for decades to come.
“Our clients always expect us to deliver new value and innovations to them as leading asset managers in our market. Our pillars are People, Sustainability and Innovation and with Ozmo, we feel we’re not just meeting but exceeding expectations.”
Window cleaners operate the robot, with Skyline claiming it hopes to encourage a future where humans and automation work together, rather than replace people altogether.
It also expressed that the result is a smarter, faster, safer and more economical alternative to traditional window-cleaning methods.
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