A recent survey by C+R Research has revealed that 60% of shoppers have experienced panic or anxiety and are afraid to go into a supermarket due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Retailers are using BrainOS-powered robots with greater frequency during the day as they are safe to operate around the general public and visibly deliver the next level of clean.
It helps in instilling greater confidence in store hygiene, sending the message 'we care about clean'.
Brain Corp's BrainOS technology is powering the largest autonomous fleet of cleaning robots, helping major US supermarket chains like Walmart and Kroger keep stores clean around the clock and keep both shoppers and staff safe.
Having experienced major traction in the US market especially since the pandemic, it is now making a significant push into Europe.
In April of this year, US retailers increased their use of robotic floor scrubbers by 24%, compared to the same month last year, and by 18% during the first four months of 2020.
More than two-thirds (68%) of this 18% occurred during daytime hours, according to Brain Corp’s network data.
With higher demands on cleaning within retail outlets, autonomous floor care robots are providing 8,000+ hours of daily work that essential workers would have done.
This allows workers to focus on other tasks such as disinfecting high-contact surfaces, re-stocking, supporting customers, or even taking a much-needed break.
The use of autonomous robots to take over high-risk tasks for humans is a growing trend and Brain Corp is definitely on the leading edge of that.
The company, headquartered in San Diego and Amsterdam, has raised over $160 million from investors including Softbank and Qualcomm Ventures.