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Brain Corp, Nilfisk Partner to Launch Autonomous Ride-on Scrubber

Robotic scrubber built on the BrainOS® AI software platform is ideal for large indoor spaces like retail, hypermarkets, airports, warehouses and more

Nilfisk, a leading global provider of professional cleaning products and services, announced the launch of a new high-performance robotic scrubber, the Liberty SC60, to meet the growing market demand for autonomous cleaning solutions. The Liberty SC60 is powered by its partner Brain Corp’s BrainOS® AI software platform for building and managing commercial autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) at scale

The SC60 is the first Nilfisk machine to be powered by BrainOS®, and is equipped with the largest scrub deck to target viruses and other pathogens in the autonomous ride-on category, making it ideal for large indoor spaces like retail, hypermarkets, airports, malls, warehouses, light industrial, and more.

By leveraging BrainOS, Nifilsk is providing users with world-class usability, advanced features, and centralized data hosting and reporting, among other key autonomy services, making it ideal for maximizing cleaning efficiency.

The Nilfisk launch marks the latest top floor care manufacturer to bring BrainOS-powered autonomous machines to market. Other members of Brain Corp’s floor care portfolio include Tennant Company, Kärcher, Minuteman International, ICE Robotics, and Softbank Robotics.

Through its OEM partners, Brain Corp currently powers more than 10,000 robots of different sizes and applications – the largest fleet of its kind operating in commercial, high-traffic locations.

“Cleaning has become even more important than ever for businesses and institutions as they face new cleaning demands brought on by the pandemic,” said Hans Henrik Lund, President and CEO at Nilfisk. “We are proud to partner with a strong technology leader, Brain Corp, to bring this new autonomous cleaning unit to market. We look forward to working together to scale our robotic fleet.

Years of development have introduced state-of-the-art robotic technology within professional cleaning, and as a leader in intelligent cleaning, Nilfisk is committed to operating at the forefront of this evolution. Together with our strong technology partners, we work each day to drive innovation in the market and deliver solutions to boost our customers’ cleaning performance – and the SC60, the newest member of our autonomous portfolio, is a testament to that. We constantly strive to deliver the market’s best autonomous solutions, tailored to our customers’ unique cleaning requirements, and environments, in order to elevate their standard of cleaning.”

To date, Brain Corp has logged more than 2.5 million autonomous hours across its global partner fleet, while covering a total of more than 36 billion square feet (3.3 billion square meters) of floor space. This real-world experience has enabled Brain Corp to refine its autonomy software to deliver at the highest levels of safety and performance in complex environments.

Brain Corp and Nilfisk first announced a technology partnership in March 2019. The SC60 launch is the result of that initial agreement.

“Nilfisk is one of the top floor care equipment manufacturers, and we are excited to develop the industry’s largest ride-on scrubber together,” said Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO at Brain Corp. “This comes at a critical time when many businesses are having to do more with less when it comes to cleaning. Robots enhance cleaning efficiency and deliver valuable time back to workers to focus on other high-value tasks that robots can’t do, such as sanitizing high-contact surfaces and spending time with customers.”

Combining autonomous floorcare with proven UV-C disinfection, Nilfisk also launched the SC50, a new UVGI solution designed by Carnegie Robotics, to effectively target viruses and other pathogens. The solution was refined and tested by customers before the commercial launch. The solution uses powerful UV-C light to inactivate viruses and other pathogens and is to be attached to the Liberty SC50. The robotic floor scrubber removes dirt and debris.

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