April 12, 2022
Kärcher has announced it is expanding its autonomous product line with a new professional robotic scrubber. The KIRA B 100 R, powered by Brain Corp’s BrainOS, aims to handle floor cleaning duties so staff members can tackle higher-value tasks. Kärcher said the KIRA acronym stands for Kärcher Intelligent Robotic Applications.
“We at Kärcher are pleased to offer yet another innovative robotic solution,” said Rex Shull, vice president of product management and engineering. “With the new KIRA B 100 R autonomous scrubber and the KIRA CV 60/1 autonomous vacuum introduced late last year, our customers now have robotic solutions for cleaning both hard and soft floor surfaces. These intelligent tools help businesses use their cleaning staff more efficiently and reduce operational costs while solving for labor shortages.”
The company said the new machine can safely navigate around people and obstacles via advanced artificial intelligence and a robust sensor system. An intuitive interface lets workers of any technical ability to teach and run cleaning routes. Additional features include a chemical metering system and indication lights.
The system will also come with fleet management tools that give operators and managers key insights into performance metrics, in order to track, verify and improve robotic operations. Through a continuous innovation cycle surrounding the data insights provided by Brain, Kärcher said the experience of using the KIRA B 100 R gets even better over time.
“We’re excited to see Kärcher bring its first BrainOS-powered AMR floor scrubber to market,” said Eugene Izhikevich, CEO of Brain Corp. “By combining our best-in-class software with their proven equipment, Kärcher is building a strong portfolio of robotic solutions enabling customers to become more productive across their cleaning operations. We look forward to supporting Kärcher and their customers across industries to deliver transformative automation experiences with the most intelligent tools.”
For more details on the system, visit this Brain website.