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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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SoftBank Robotics agrees strategic partnerships with cleaning providers across Europe

SoftBank Robotics EMEA has signed a series of new strategic partnerships with leading cleaning solutions providers across Europe, in response to increased demand for Whiz, Europe’s first industrial cobotic vacuum sweeper. Under the agreement, partners will be able to offer ...

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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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SoftBank Robotics Group’s AI-enabled vacuum cleaning robot ‘Whiz’ surpasses 10,000 mark

SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. has announced that, as of the end of June 2020, it recorded global cumulative sales of more than 10,000 units of ‘Whiz,’ the AI-enabled vacuum-cleaning robot developed and provided by SoftBank Robotics Corp.  Following the launch ...

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Commercial cleaning robots could save 11,000 tons of greenhouse gases per annum

A recent experiment conducted by The Perfect Little Company (TPLC) concluded that by using commercial robotic vacuums in offices, over 11,000 tons of greenhouse gases could be saved each year. Using a certified power metre reader, TPLC pitted a famous ...

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