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Article from BTNews 23 NOVEMBER 2020

Lisbon Airport gets a Brain

With Covid-19 offering unprecedented challenges for the air travel industry, Lisbon Airport, Portugal’s major gateway, has followed a number of major US airports in the use of a robot cleaner.

In America, a number of international airports including Salt Lake City, San Diego and Tampa Bay are using BrainOS-powered autonomous robotic scrubbers and now the new technology has been deployed in Lisbon Airport.  

The remarkable software has been developed by Brain Corporation, established in 2009 with the aim to create the world’s best artificial intelligence (AI) software for building and using autonomous mobile robots (AMRs). Working with a number of manufacturing partners, Brain Corp’s operating system BrainOS powers more than 14,000 mobile robots worldwide, representing the largest fleet of its kind.

Speaking remotely from Amsterdam, Michel Spruijt, Brain Corporation’s European Director, said: “The autonomous floor scrubbers allow cleaning staff to be more focused on high-touch points, deep sanitizing, and traveller experiences. This technology has been particularly helpful during the pandemic, when cleaning has never been more important. The reaction by airport staff, and passengers in transit, has been extremely positive.  We all believe this is the way forward.”

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