The Growth of Autonomous Floor Cleaning

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The autonomous floor cleaning market growth is driven by mature technology and tangible benefits. Robotic autonomy is redefining dynamics in the professional floor cleaning market. New players bet on in-house research and established ones explore strategic partnerships to outsource it.

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Mature technology and proven ROI are propelling a surging market: how to gain from it

In today's world, reliability, efficiency, and safety are more than just buzzwords; they are essential requirements across industries. The professional floor cleaning sector is no exception. 

Autonomous machines are emerging as the answer to persistent labor shortages and a high turnover in an industry that demands high service quality and consistency levels while ensuring the safety of the users of these spaces.

Professional autonomous floor cleaning machines are increasingly in demand in warehouses, public transport hubs, commercial offices, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, hospitality, and educational facilities.

The race toward autonomous floor cleaning

New entrant players such as Gausium, Avidbots, Ddrobo, and SoftBank are robotic manufacturers entering the market with their proprietary in-house robotic autonomy technology. 

Established professional cleaning machine manufacturers such as Tennant, Cleanfix, Nilfisk, Hako, Kärcher, Minuteman and Wetrok, have chosen a different path. Rather than taking the risky path of developing their own navigation solutions, they opt to collaborate with specialized robotic autonomy providers. These strategic partnerships allow them to leverage cutting-edge technology while focusing on their core expertise in professional cleaning. 

As the race toward autonomous floor cleaning intensifies, these approaches reflect the dynamic landscape of innovation and competition in a market that demands tangible benefits such as return on investment (ROI), reliability, and proven performance.

An opportunity for cleaning machine manufacturers

According to Straits Research, the global market for autonomous floor scrubbers was valued at USD 923.2 million in 2022. The market is expected to reach USD 2.2 billion by 2031, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 11.34%. 

Autonomous Floor Scrubber Market Forecast
The projected growth in the autonomous floor scrubber market is a clear indicator of the rising demand for autonomous professional cleaning equipment

For professional floor cleaning machine manufacturers, the opportunity is clear. While the traditional market of cleaning equipment is saturated and commoditized, investing in transforming manual machines into autonomous cleaning robots can secure a share of this growing market. However, this transformation has its challenges. One of the most critical hurdles is the lack of in-house robotics expertise for cleaning machine builders.

Sevensense Robotics empowers OEMs to transform their manual machines into autonomous cleaning robots

Sevensense is the leading provider of camera-based positioning and autonomous navigation solutions. Providing autonomous robotics expertise, Sevensense has a track record of partnering up with OEMs in the development and launch of their autonomous floor scrubber-dryer.

Sevensense experts support you at each step of the journey
Sevensense experts support you at each step of the journey

Benefits of Camera-based Visual Autonomous Navigation

  • Reliability and Uptime: Proven 24/7 operational reliability in AMRs deployed in the highly demanding automotive industry.
  • Performance in Dynamic Environments: Thanks to computer vision and AI, robust performance is achieved even in unstructured and dynamic environments, ensuring efficient and effective robot operations.
  • Human-Robot Collaboration: Advanced Visual-AI perception enables robots to understand their environment and detect people and other types of obstacles. The people-aware navigation approach ensures smooth robot deceleration and stop, assuring safety even in crowded environments.
  • Built-in Privacy: All image data captured by the cameras is processed on the edge, discarding images in real time. Raw images are never uploaded to the cloud, safeguarding the privacy of your clients.
  • Flexible Safety Design: The Sevensense robotic engineering experts support you in the development of your safety concept. The camera-based autonomous navigation system can be integrated with the functional safety sensor of your choice, from ultrasonic systems to 2D LiDAR. This translates into additional design flexibility.

Don't miss the opportunity to be a leader in the future of professional floor cleaning. Partner up with Sevensense and transform your cleaning machines into autonomous robots that deliver the reliability, efficiency, and safety your customers need.

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