Walmart to Scale Its Autonomous Cleaning Robots
Walmart is set to scale its AI-powered cleaning robots, allowing associates to focus on customer service instead of mundane tasks.
Brain Corp's BrainOS platform currently automates more than a hundred of Walmart's fleet of commercial floor scrubbers. BrainOS provides the machines with autonomous navigation and data collection capabilities, all tied into a cloud-based reporting system. Walmart expects to have 360 BrainOS-powered machines in stores by the end of January 2019.
"We're excited to work with Brain Corp in supporting our retail operations and providing our associates with a safe and reliable technology," says John Crecelius, Walmart's VP of central operations. "BrainOS is a powerful tool in helping our associates complete repetitive tasks so they can focus on other tasks within role and spend more time serving customers."
Walmart's BrainOS-powered floor scrubbers allow store associates to quickly map a route during an initial training ride and then activate autonomous floor cleaning with the press of a single button. The robot uses multiple sensors to scan its surroundings for people and obstacles, providing the a high level of safety and performance.
"We are thrilled to partner with Walmart to enhance customer experience at its retail locations," says Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO of Brain Corp. "BrainOS technology allows robots to effectively and safely function in complex, crowded environments, ensuring increased productivity and efficiency across applications. We look forward to continuing to work alongside Walmart to help build intelligent, connected stores.