Many businesses and even governments are getting interested in the cleaner robot trend because of tight labor costs and better efficiency. Especially, hotels can increase their value and appeal to customers with cleaner robots.
The cleaning industry is going through a fast-paced evolution over the last ten to fifteen years. The first stage was the “mops and buckets” stage, where large teams of cleaners used mops, buckets, rags, and brooms to clean surfaces.
Then came the second stage where modern cleaning companies came to play. They came with advanced tools like motorized floor cleaners, power washers, micro-fiber cloths, and pre-wet mops. With the usage of these tools, cleaning activities became easier and more efficient. Still, we relied on the human workforce.
The final stage that we are entering in is called the “Internet of Clean” or IoC in short. This stage heavily relies on the advanced technological tools like cloud-based data, remote-controlled monitoring and operation activities, and, of course, the cleaner robots.
It seems that the Internet of Clean is going to be a sustainable trend in the cleaning industry over the coming years. It will reduce the physical hardship and create a whole new industry. Countries like Singapore are already adopting new technologies.
The possibilities of this smart cleaning solution are limitless. It will reduce the wastage of water and chemical cleaning agents as well as can plan ahead of the cleaning strategy before taking part in the cleaning activities. People can also reduce the cost of manual labor and enhance productivity.
Singapore government has handed the responsibility of cleaning Changi Airport and Marina Bay Sands to a robotics company called Intellibots – Sealed Air.
T. Balakrishnan, the Vice President of Sealed Air, believes, “At Sealed Air, we are defining this future through the Internet of Clean™ (IoC), which is a platform that connects machines, dispensers, sensors and other smart devices. While not all cleaning tasks can be replaced with connected solutions, technological advances can be further developed and customized to meet the needs of the cleaning industry and transform businesses from reactive to proactive and predictive. Cleaners and robots of the future will be working hand in hand to meet the ever-increasing standards of cleaning.”
So, is the world ready to embrace the cleaning robots and take the leap forward? Yes, it’s an inevitable future, and it seems very bright!