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Avidbots Launches Disinfection Add-On to its Robotic Floor Scrubbers

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September 21, 2021

Avidbots, which develops autonomous floor-scrubbing robots, has announced the launch of its Disinfection Add-On, expanding the functionality of its robot, Neo. With the add-on, customers can autonomously disinfect high-touch, 3D surfaces with Neo 2 in addition to floor care.

“The days of having single-purpose robots for specific tasks are behind us,” said Pablo Molina, CTO, vice president of product, chairman and co-founder of Avidbots. A robot must be multi-functional to meet the ever-evolving needs of customers. With the Disinfection Add-On, our customers can disinfect surfaces for a few hundred dollars per month – this is 10x savings when compared to having a separate robot or human completing the same task. As facilities across the globe reopen and welcome back their employees, customers and visitors, Neo provides disinfection at a low cost to help our customers keep up with the new normal, creating a safe and healthy environment.”

The disinfection add-on uses electrostatic sprayer technology, in which an electric charge is applied to a disinfectant solution. This creates double-charged particles that repel each other, allowing them to wrap around surfaces. Avidbots said this proven approach produces a thin, even spray pattern that also ensures disinfection chemicals do not dry out in the air before reaching the target. In addition, less disinfectant is used than traditional, manual disinfection spraying.

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“As we welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus, we are focused on ensuring the safest environment possible,” said Derek Sylvester, director of building environmental services at Rochester Institute of Technology. “We’re always looking for breakthrough technology that can solve our day-to-day challenges. One of the most pressing challenges is not only maintaining a clean campus, but people wanting to see what’s being done to keep them healthy. The visibility of our Neo fleet autonomously disinfecting common area touch points and cleaning floors provides peace of mind. Through Neo and its new sprayer add-on, we know with certainty that we are achieving an effective and consistent clean every time.”

Avidbots said the add-on is powered by the Avidbots AI Platform, and takes the guesswork out of disinfection while delivering full autonomy. The company said Neo truly understands its operating environment, avoiding anyone or anything, and taking actions to maximize cleaning and disinfection productivity while minimizing human intervention. The Avidbots Command Center provides detailed reporting and performance measurement for monitoring, managing and tracking Neo remotely and in real time.

More details on Avidbots and its technologies can be found at their website.

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