Singapore: They mop, scrub, "sing and rap" and even "joke" passers-by. Soon you will meet a cleaning robot that will be distributed by several companies.
About 300 of these robots will be produced by LionsBot International, and it is the first company in the world to clean robots with a subscription model.
This means that the company that wants to use the robot does not have to invest in the ownership and maintenance of the machine.
LionsBot announced Wednesday (July 17th) that local production of robots will begin and six cleaning partners will deploy robots by March 2020.
According to LionsBot, robots can save up to 70% of their water use compared to conventional cleaning solutions and work together on a team-by-team basis.
"Multiple cleaning robots can simultaneously tune and clean a given area without the need for human programming," the media said.
The robot was programmed as "warm personality".
"LionsBot can wink passers, and if you joke you can joke.
By scanning the robot's QR code, the public can interact with the machine by asking questions such as "What is your name?" Or "What type of cleaning do you perform?"
There are 13 models of robots.
For example, people in the LeoBot family of products are designed to have a narrow radius of rotation to clean narrow spaces and navigate obstacles. The robots in the LeoPod family series are designed for open space, such as a shopping mall atrium with few obstacles.
Cleaning companies and building owners can rent LionsBot cleaning robots for a monthly fee ranging from $ 1,350 (S $) to $ 2,150 (S $).
Koh Poh Koon, Minister of Trade and Industry, at the launch of Gardens by Bay, this technology has tremendous potential to increase productivity, and the government will continue to support the deployment of robotic solutions across diverse industries. He added. .
He noted that in 2016, he launched the National Robotics Program (NRP) to coordinate the development, test bedding, and deployment of robotic solutions.
"Today we are seeing more and more robot companies, research institutions, commercial system integrators and training providers able to design, develop and support industrial robotic solutions," Dr. Koh said.
Since the launch of the NRP, Singapore's robotic ecosystem has secured new investments that can contribute over $ 300 million in value creation over the next five years and create 1,000 new jobs.