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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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How robots are defining cleanliness as a new brand value

As pandemic restrictions are slowly lifted, self-driving robots are not only delivering improved cleaning efficiency and performance, but are also serving as powerful visual affirmations of the importance of increased hygiene and cleanliness. Once predominantly a fixture on the night ...

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Mitie cleaning team to star on ITV’s Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport

Colleagues from Mitie’s cleaning team based at Heathrow’s Terminal 5 will be featured in an upcoming episode of the ITV documentary series, Heathrow: Britain’s Busiest Airport. Airing on Wednesday 17 March at 8pm, the episode will mark Mitie’s first appearance ...

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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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The future of cleaning: probiotics and robots

The 99.9% killing chemical household cleaning products found in most homes will be no more by 2060, according to a futurologist who is known for predicting the invention of the text message. The futurologist also predicts robots that look like ...

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Free cleaning robots for care homes

The Perfect Little Company (TPLC) has successfully secured funding from Innovate UK to improve the social distancing measures in the cleaning process, and to test the effectiveness of robotic cleaning solutions in reducing pathogens, in care homes. TPLC, an Oxfordshire ...

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