Kärcher and Brain Corp Introduce First Professional Robotic Floor Scrubber

Karcher's KIRA B 100 R joins the autonomous scrubber it launched last year, and both use the BrainOS software.


KIRA B 100 R cleaning robot, powered by BrainOS.
Karcher has added the KIRA B 100 R robotic floor scrubber, which uses Brain Corp's BrainOS for safe operations in public spaces, to its offerings. It includes an intuitive user interface.

Kärcher this week expanded its autonomous product line by introducing a professional robotic scrubber. The KIRA B 100 R uses Brain Corp.’s BrainOS, which powers autonomous mobile robots operating in indoor public spaces. KIRA is an acronym for “Kärcher Intelligent Robotic Applications.”

“With the new KIRA B 100 R autonomous scrubber and the KIRA CV 60/1 autonomous vacuum introduced late last year, our customers now have robotic solutions for cleaning both hard and soft floor surfaces,” stated Rex Shull, vice president of product manufacturing and engineering at Kärcher. “These intelligent tools help businesses use their cleaning staff more efficiently and reduce operational costs while solving for labor shortages.”

The Winnenden, Germany-based company provides cleaning technology, and its Kärcher North America unit is headquartered in Aurora, Colo.

Kärcher KIRA B 100 R includes AI, metrics

Running on BrainOS, the KIRA B 100 R robotic scrubber handles the tedious assignment of cleaning floors all on its own so staff members can focus on higher-value tasks, providing a significant return on investment to customers, claimed Kärcher.

The autonomous mobile robot (AMR) can safely navigate around people and obstacles using a robust snesor system and artificial intelligence, the company said. Its intuitive interface allows workers of any technical ability to easily teach and run cleaning routes, it added.

The KIRA B 100 R also has a chemical metering system and indication lights.

In addition to its floor scrubber's mechanical capabilities, Kärcher said its fleet management tools can give operators and managers with key insights into performance metrics so robotic operations can be tracked, verified, and improved.

“Through a continuous innovation cycle surrounding the data insights provided by Brain Corp, the experience using the KIRA B 100 R robot gets even better over time,” said the company.

Brain Corp BrainOS-powered fleets keep growing

“We’re excited to see Karcher bring its first BrainOS-powered AMR floor scrubber to market,” said Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO of Brain Corp. “By combining our best-in-class software with their proven equipment, Karcher is building a strong portfolio of robotic solutions, enabling customers to become more productive across their cleaning operations.”

San Diego-based Brain Corp claimed that its AI powers more than 16,000 AMRs in commercial public spaces, the largest fleet of its kind in the world.

The company said its BrainOS cloud-connected platform enables Fortune 500 brands to use its growing portfolio of AMRs and software to automate cleaning, move inventory, and sense environmental data for greater efficiency and safety.

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KIRA B 100 R cleaning robot, powered by BrainOS.

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