December 14, 2021
Brain Corp, which develops artificial intelligence for creating core technology in robotics, has announced the launch of an autonomous vacuum cleaner, the KIRA CV 60/1, with Kärcher, a leading provider of cleaning technology. The autonomous vacuum is the first robotic machine released in partnership between Brain and Kärcher, the companies said in a statement.
Powered by Brain’s proprietary operating system, BrainOS, the KIRA CV 60/1 can safely vacuum large-scale buildings, including hotels, schools, airports, offices, and convention centers. Features of the system 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;
- A 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, vice president of product management and engineering at Kärcher. “In today’s challenging labor environment, this product will be a key solution to help our customers meet troublesome resource challenges.”
The new KIRA CV 60/1 supports labor shortages by delivering consistent cleaning coverage to meet the required scope of work while allowing existing workers to focus on higher value tasks, Brain said. Workers without any technical background can manage the machine and gain optimized performance through the system’s intuitive interface and teaching methodologies: Teach & Repeat and Area Fill. Brain said its Brain OS-powered cleaning machines have already enabled more than 7 million hours to be given back to employees and operations managers.
“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,” said 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.”
For more details on the new system, visit the Kärcher website here.