Singapore-based LionsBot International unveils the LeoBot Scrub, the first in a family of fully-autonomous robots dedicated to handling specialised cleaning functions like vacuuming, sweeping, scrubbing, and carpet-cleaning. Already 100 units have been committed for deployment across Singapore from April 2019.
Helping with a Heart
The LeoBot Scrub is easily recognised by his soulful, expressive electronic “eyes” which he uses to communicate with humans. He has a 30L water capacity and is capable of vacuuming and scrubbing to a high professional standard. The LeoBot Scrub is made for use in commercial locations like warehouses, factories, indoor and outdoor public spaces, concourses, airports, offices, and hotels. He made his official worldwide debut at the Singapore International Robo Expo (SIRE) from 1st to 2nd November 2018 at Sands Expo & Convention Centre, Singapore.
Lionsbot intends to assist rapid adoption of the LeoBot Scrub with a more accessible and affordable “Robots-as-a-Service” (RaaS) rental-based business model. RaaS allows customers to rapidly deploy teams of robots from $1,200 per robot per month compared to current purchase price of other cleaning robots at $85,000 per robot.
Created using the latest advances in rapid prototyping technology, LionsBot robots differ from other cleaning robots by integrating cute, human-like personality traits. Imbued with interactive robot-to-human characteristics, LionsBot robots feature a range of emotional responses ranging from expressive eyes and voices, to speech, to a beating robotic heart. The robots can communicate in any language appropriate to their regional setting and are capable of simple human interactions like asking people to move out of their path. Failure to comply causes the robot’s facial expression to switch to “sad”, followed by “irritated”.
Easy to Use and Maintain
Unlike other automated cleaning products, Lionsbot robots operate either as standalone units or alternatively in fully-coordinated, fully-autonomous teams. Entire “robo-teams” can be deployed to designated spaces to clean in unison and with minimum human intervention. To optimise cleaning plans, LionsBot robots collaborate with each other using AI and big data analytics. Day-to-day operations are entirely controlled and coordinated from the Cloud. Recharging, rinsing, refilling, service and maintenance are achieved through space-saving docking stations and remote service modules.
Existing cleaning robots need intensively-trained in-house operators to clean-up after them and teams of technicians to maintain them. LionsBot robots, however, are controlled by a single operator through a simple, intuitive application, whilst service and repair is covered by LionsBot’s distributors. LionsBot customers thus require only a minimum of initial training to operate an entire fleet of robotic cleaners. Neither do customers need to worry about managing individual robots but can instead manage entire teams of robots with ease whilst viewing aggregated reports. Customers also have the option of customising their LionsBot robots with their own corporate branding, colours, logo or livery.