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New partnership aims to ‘revolutionise’ window cleaning in London

Skyline Robotics and Principle Cleaning Services have joined forces to bring autonomous window cleaning robots to London. Principle, a market leader in providing corporate, commercial cleaning in London, will be the exclusive provider of Skyline Robotics’ flagship window cleaning robot ...

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NJC partnering with Kite Robotics to deliver Kite Robot to UK & Ireland

Facilities Management specialists NJC and Kite Robotics have announced their partnership to deliver the Kite Robot to the UK and Ireland. This partnership will provide the provision of both bespoke and standard Kite applications. The autonomous Kite Robot removes the ...

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Compass and SoftBank shortlisted in Robotics awards

Compass Group and robotics supplier to the hospitality industry, SoftBank Robotics, have been shortlisted for an award that recognises their innovative application of robotic solutions in food and beverage. The Robotics & Automation Awards celebrate the latest innovations and highest ...

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Amey trials robotic technology to enhance FM service delivery

Amey is trialling the use of robotic technology as a means of capturing usable data across its education portfolio. Amey’s FM business has teamed up with its in-house design and consultancy team and supply chain partner, Trimble. The team visited Northampton ...

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BackHug launches first Robot Back Therapist for workers

BackHug launched into the UK market this month with a global health-tech first. UK businesses will now be able to subscribe to a ‘robot back therapist’ that users can control via their smartphone and comes with new proprietary ‘Spinemap’ back ...

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How autonomous solutions can mitigate staff shortages

Myles Johnson, Autonomous Specialist, Nilfisk Labour shortages in the cleaning sector are well documented and worsening in the post-Brexit environment. Cleaning roles are often poorly paid and have little prestige. Meanwhile, logistics and warehousing facilities are often located in remote ...

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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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Employers urged to make greater use of digital tech to protect staff from physical climate risks

Climate change means people are at greater risk of occupational heat exposure, and employers need to develop plans to manage this, warns independent research and advisory firm, Verdantix. According to Verdantix, most employers currently having little or no systems in ...

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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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World FM Day: IWFM nominees win four awards in Global FM Awards of Excellence

Announced to coincide with World FM Day, this year’s Global FM Awards of Excellence include four IWFM-backed accolades. In a nod to the UK’s NHS, ISS was recognised twice. Winning the special new award, Demonstrating Excellence during the Pandemic, ISS ...

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