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Chloe the robot joins Sodexo hospital cleaning team

Sodexo’s cleaning team at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, has a new recruit of the robot variety who has been named Chloe by young patients on the children’s ward. Chloe the robot will be helping the ...

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SoftBank Robotics expands into Denmark

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed distributor agreements with both Abena DK (service provider and knowledge centre) and Virena ApS (cleaning service provider) for different verticals in Denmark. Under the agreement, the companies will now offer Whiz, Europe’s first industrial cobotic ...

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Whiz disinfection add-on unit now available across EMEA

Whiz by SoftBank Robotics is a collaborative robot (cobot) globally meeting the growing cleaning demands of the pandemic. Whiz is a simple to use and reliable self-driving vacuum designed to work alongside commercial cleaning teams, taking over repetitive, heavy-duty vacuuming ...

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Medirest supports cleaning teams with the introduction of robots

Medirest, the healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland, is introducing 12 brand new cleaning robots to support several NHS hospitals across the UK. Medirest has partnered with cleaning innovation specialist, Killis, to develop the innovative technology which is ideally ...

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SoftBank Robotics partners with NextFMRobotics

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with NextFMRobotics, a sister company of Kenter gmbh, providing cleaning solutions, equipment and products in Germany, Austria and Switzerland (DACH). Under the agreement, Kenter will now offer Whiz (Europe’s first industrial cobotic ...

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SoftBank Robotics EMEA signs strategic partnership in Spain

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with a cleaning product provider in Spain. Under the agreement, Jusmer will now offer Whiz, Europe’s first industrial cobotic vacuum sweeper, to its facility management and cleaning contractor clients. Jusmer sees huge ...

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SoftBank Robotics EMEA signs partnership deal in Israel

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a strategic partnership with I.E. Mittwoch & Sons, a provider of robotic solutions in Israel. Under the agreement, Mittwoch will now offer Whiz, Europe’s first industrial cobotic vacuum sweeper, to its facility management (FM) and cleaning ...

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Infection risk in care homes drops thanks to robots

In a UK Government funded trial, robots were used to clean the floors in 25 care homes and the results showed that pathogen levels dropped by 41 per cent in just three days. The trial, funded by Innovate UK as ...

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“Vacuuming is a waste of skilled time” says CEO of TPLC

In a recent poll of cleaning professionals, only two per cent ranked vacuuming as ‘important’, yet vacuuming takes about 25 per cent of a cleaner’s time. Automated vacuuming cost less, cleans better, saves energy and frees up skilled cleaning teams ...

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The importance of change management in the adoption of cobotics

By Nils J.van der Zijl, VP Sales & Marketing, Softbank Robotics EMEA Success of new technology requires the buy-in from the very people who will be working with them. Sure, you’ve heard it before – “What’s in it for me,” ...

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