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Survey finds a labour crisis in cleaning services is more of an issue than cost margins

Labour sourcing is the top obstacle for FMs in providing cleaning services of the right quality, according to a new report by SoftBank Robotics EMEA, the global leader in collaborative robotics (cobotics). Nearly half (46 per cent) ranked it higher ...

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SoftBank Robotics UK and Keenon Robotics announce strategic partnership

The two companies will develop a variety of automated and intelligent tray delivery systems to help with challenges in the service industry, hospitality, education and elderly care. SoftBank Robotics UK (SBRUK), the EMEA arm of the global leader in collaborative ...

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Clean tech

We look at the contribution collaborative robots or ‘cobots’ can make to efficiency and manpower in cleaning services and how automation is revolutionising how FMs manage their cleaning regimes Collaborative robots, known as ‘cobots’, designed to work alongside human employees, ...

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Cobotic cleaning

Stefano Bensi, General Manager EMEA at SoftBank Robotics, a world leader in humanoid robotics, explains the results of a recent study to establish the effects of vacuuming on airborne particulates Recently, built environment groups such as the British Council for ...

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Sodexo introduces Chloe the robot to its cleaning team at Stoke Mandeville Hospital

Chloe the robot has joined Sodexo’s cleaning team at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, part of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust. Named by young patients on the children’s ward, Chloe will be helping the team who keep Stoke Mandeville hospital a clean and ...

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Medirest brings in robots to support cleaning teams

The healthcare division of Compass Group UK & Ireland is introducing 12 brand new cleaning robots to support several NHS hospitals across the UK. Medirest has partnered with cleaning innovation specialist, Killis, to develop the innovative technology which is ideally ...

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