Brain Corp donating floor cleaners

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

SAN DIEGO, California – Brain Corp is donating US$1.6 million worth of autonomous floor cleaning robots and services to essential businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Retailers, airports, and hospitals are required to clean more frequently and deliver more cleaning coverage. BrainOS-powered autonomous floor scrubbers are providing more than 8,000+ hours of daily work – equal to a quarter-million hours over the next 30 days – that otherwise would have to be done by an essential worker.

Using these robots allows those workers to focus on other critical tasks, such as disinfecting high-contact surfaces, re-stocking, supporting customers, or even taking a much-needed break.

The idea for the Robot Relief program initially came from Brain Corp employees through an internal initiative called “Brain Matters.” Employees were encouraged to think about ways to apply their ingenuity to help the local community with COVID-19.

This program includes the rental, deployment, training, and support of the BrainOS-powered cleaning robots at no charge. The robots will be provided for a minimum of 90 days, depending on the changing conditions of the health crisis.

This program is available to essential businesses, including grocery stores, medical facilities, manufacturers of essential goods, and organizations that provide professional cleaning services to essential businesses. Users of the cleaning robot under this program can either be in-house cleaners or third-party cleaning service providers.

Essential businesses that typically spend two hours on floor scrubbing in their facility per day are a good fit for this program and will benefit from the robot. Due to the current travel restrictions, participating businesses need to be located within 350 driving miles from San Diego to ensure that Brain Corp can provide the best and most effective training and support.

Once an application is approved, a robot can be in place within two weeks. Deployment of a cleaning robot will take about two days for set-up and one to two hours of employee training.