SoftBank Robotics Unveils Whiz
November 27, 2018
Corp, an AI company specializing in the development of self-driving
technology for robots is powering autonomous capabilities in a new
product launched by SoftBank Robotics.
The product, an autonomous vacuum
cleaner, has been designed specifically for use in commercial spaces
such as retail and office environments. Sales are slated to begin in
2019 and will focus initially on the Japanese market. The vacuum will be
powered by BrainOS, Brain Corp's proprietary operating system.
Earlier this year, Brain Corp announced entry into the Japanese market
with an application in large-scale, industrial floor scrubbers. The
newly announced vacuum product, while also in the cleaning space, will
be significantly smaller in size than the machines BrainOS has supported
in the past.
effort with SoftBank Robotics represents an important milestone in our
company's development," says Brain Corp co-founder and CEO, Dr. Eugene
Izhikevich. "BrainOS is now powering numerous robots of different sizes
and use cases, thereby proving that BrainOS has the capability and
flexibility to effectively automate any mobile machine. On top of that,
this vacuum's robotic drive system can be leveraged by Brain Corp's
partners to create additional BrainOS-powered robots in applications
like delivery, security and healthcare, just to name a few. We look
forward to continuing to work with SoftBank Robotics and extending the
reach of BrainOS into Japan and around the world."
BrainOS, Brain Corp's award-winning AI platform, comes fully integrated
with automated driverless technology. Users can easily train a route and
then activate driverless floor cleaning with the press of the "Blue
Autonomy" button. The self-driving machine uses multiple sensors to scan
its surroundings for people and obstacles, providing the industry's
highest level of safety and performance.
"SoftBank Robotics is pleased to add to its product portfolio with the
announcement of this new, commercial application," says SoftBank
Robotics CBO, Kenichi Yoshida. "Brain Corp's best-in-class technology
has allowed us to effectively bring multiple robotic solutions to the
Japanese market, and we look forward to continuing to innovate and lead