SoftBank Robotics has unveiled the Scrubber 50 fully automated AI- powered floor cleaning robot at the recent ISSA Cleaning & Hygiene Expo in Sydney. 

Developed by Gausium Robotics and supplied by GERMii Australia, Scrubber 50 has been designed to address staffing issues and revitalise the local cleaning and facility management industries.

Scrubber 50 is equipped with a large collection of sensors, including six cameras (3D/2D) and a LiDAR sensor, for keeping fall prevention and collision detection. It can automatically detect and avoid people, obstacles, and other objects while cleaning.

Running on a large 60Ah lithium-ion battery to ensure high productivity on a single charge, the Scrubber 50 features a fully integrated working station, allowing the robot to automatically dock itself to charge and empty and rinse its tank. Four filters mounted inside the robot can filter collected waste into fresh water to reuse for cleaning.  

It is monitored by operators through an interactive Fleet Management System that records performance and cleaning reports in real time. Lift integration is a new feature that allows zone cleaning so that Scrubber 50 can clean multiple levels of a building autonomously, making it suitable for use in a range of facilities, including commercial facilities, warehouses, offices and supermarkets.

“SoftBank Robotics is committed to leveraging the best new and emerging technological innovations to provide solutions for today’s problems,” SoftBank Robotics chief business officer, Kenichi Yoshida said.

“It is increasingly important to find smart solutions to support businesses, employees and members of the public alike to accelerate productivity. We are pleased to debut Scrubber 50 at the ISSA Exhibition in Australia. With robotics we have the power of AI and automation to enable us to meet the demands of this new world.”