AvidBots Launches New Cleaning Robot Designed for Warehouses

AvidBots said customers played a major role in the development of the Neo 2W.


The Neo 2W builds off Avidbots' work with the Neo 2.
AvidBots has developed a cleaning robot that features new technologies designed to help it better sweep up debris and navigate around warehouses and manufacturing facilities.

Avidbots, a developer of cleaning robots, has launched the Neo 2W, a new robot designed specifically for warehouses and manufacturing environments. The Kitchener, Ontario-based company said the new robot features a Debris Diverter, a Bulk Navigator, and Advanced Obstacle Detection (AOD). Those technologies allow the robot to pick up debris off warehouse floors and navigate around obstacles.

 “The release of Neo 2W comes at a timely moment when 3PL and manufacturing companies are looking for solutions that bring the highest operational efficiencies,” said Faizan Sheikh, CEO and co-founder at Avidbots. “With the use of Neo 2W, companies are able to combat labor supply challenges and automate the time-consuming, labor-intensive task of keeping their facilities clean.”

Founded in 2014, Avidbots said it offers comprehensive service and support to customers on five continents. Last month, the company highlighted that the Neo cleaning robots are used at some of the cleanest airports in the world.  

More on the new features

  • The Debris Diverter limits the impact of debris on Neo by diverting debris, protecting the wheels and reducing risks of clogs in the vacuum hose and tank.
  • The Bulk Navigator utilizes advanced localization algorithms, allowing the robot to clean in the most dynamic and challenging environments.
  • Advanced Obstacle Detection identifies and avoids obstacles on the floor including pallets and forklift/pallet mover tines through machine learning capabilities.

“Neo 2W is the result of extensive involvement from customers based on their experiences using autonomous robots in warehouse settings. Avidbots gathered feedback, tested prototypes in real-life scenarios and utilized this data to deliver a truly purpose-built robot,” he said. 

“Given this robust process, we’re able to deliver even greater value to industrial customers,” Sheikh added. “For instance, the focused solution delivers more cleaning productivity – up to 42,000 square feet per hour – due to Neo 2W’s unique ability to maneuver in challenging warehouse environments.”

In addition to Neo 2W’s unique features, the robot includes industrial-strength, swappable batteries that deliver six hours of cleaning on a single charge, according to Avidbots. 

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The Neo 2W builds off Avidbots' work with the Neo 2.

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