4ocean Be bot400x2754ocean has announced the arrival of the BeBot, an eco-friendly beach-cleaning robot that mechanically sifts sand to remove plastic waste and other debris without harming the local environment. The goal of the system is to restore coastlines while preserving the natural environment.


Lucid D1Drone400x275Defiance Ventures, a Charlotte, N.C.-based venture capital firm, has announced its investment in Lucid Drone Technologies, which develops and manufactures autonomous drones for labor-intensive tasks such as commercial cleaning and spraying. Terms of the investment were not disclosed.


Cincoze 400x275Taiwan’s Cincoze has announced that its Cincoze DS-1300 rugged industrial computer series has become the choice of epidemic prevention equipment vendors. The DS-1300 can be used within intelligent thermal gate warning systems and intelligent autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) that provide disinfection tasks.


Roidmi Vacuum400x275Shenzhen, China-based Roidmi has launched a new robotic vacuum cleaner with automatic dust collection and sterilization functions. With its dust spousal station, the Eve Plus vacuum can store 30 to 60 days of waste, but that also makes it vulnerable to microbes. To fix this, Roidmi added a built-in “deodorizing particle generator” that starts after each automatic disposal.


Surfacide RedSox 400x275Robotics Data, a strategic partner of Robotics World, has announced its latest market report, “Disinfection Robots: Sanitizing the World, One Room at a Time.” The exclusive report provides details on more than 60 companies worldwide creating UVC-based disinfection robots, both semi-autonomous and autonomous. The special report is available for $199 through July 31, 2021, and can be purchased here.



BrainTennant DenverSchools400x275Brain Corp, which develops AI software for robots, has announced that the Denver Public Schools will deploy BrainOS-powered robotic scrubbers, manufactured by Tennant Company, to enhance their cleanliness and sanitation at more than 200 schools.


UVDRobots ISS400x275Denmark-based UVD Robots has announced that it was chosen by ISS World Services, a global workplace experience and facility management company, to provide autonomous robots for disinfection as part of its global offering.


RazerClearbot400x275Gaming company Razer has announced a partnership with ClearBot, which is developing robotics to clean up marine waste. As part of World Oceans Day, as well as Razer’s 10-year sustainability roadmap, the partnership aims to support environment- and sustainability-focused startups to give them the tools and capabilities to scale.


CoreTrustADIBOT 400x275Coretrust Capital Partners has announced the deployment of several ADIBOT UV-C disinfecting robots at its office properties in Los Angeles, Pasadena, and Philadelphia. The robots, manufactured by China’s UBTECH, were introduced in January and provide air and surface disinfection via UV-C light.



ViaBot400x275ViaBot, a robotics startup automating maintenance and management to large properties, has announced its public launch with $6.1 million in funding. The company also disclosed a key partnership with Cushman & Wakefield, which has deployed ViaBot’s RUNO robots to properties in the San Francisco Bay Area for sweeping and security services.


WhizGambit Office 400x275A collaboration between Avalon SteriTech and SoftBank Robotics Group, announced earlier this month, has officially launched the Whiz Gambit, a 2-in-1 AI-powered cleaning and disinfection robotic system. The launch coincides with the results of a survey of 2,100 respondents across Hong Kong and Singapore revealed concerns about health and safety in a post-COVID world.

KidsUVD Robots 400x275UVD Robots, which develops UVC-light disinfection robots, has deployed 37 of its robots to the Gallup McKinley County Schools (GCMS) in New Mexico. The robots will be supplied to the district’s 34 schools, two administrative buildings and one warehouse to help fight against coronavirus and other infectious diseases. The school district announced the agreement with UVD Robots last month.


Surfacide RedSox 400x275The Boston Red Sox have announced they have partnered with Surfacide, which develops UV disinfection robots, to help them safely reopen Fenway Park to fans in a few weeks. The company’s UV disinfection robots are the newest members of the Sox “roster”, working around the ballpark to kill 99.99% of dangerous pathogens on hard surfaces in a single cycle, in as little as five minutes, the company said in a statement.

HobotWindowRobot400x275Home Robot, based in Fort Walton Beach, has launched an updated version of its robotic window-cleaning system, the HOBOT-298. Designed to effectively clean windows and other smooth vertical surfaces, including mirrors and shower cabins, the update includes an advanced ultrasonic water spray, which streamlines the cleaning process.

Tennant T16AMR rightTennant Company, which designs and manufactures cleaning machines, has provided additional details on its T16AMR Robotic Floor Scrubber, which it announced in February. The industrial-grade automated scrubber is aimed at logistics, manufacturing and other large area locations.


WhizGambit400x275SoftBank Robotics Group and Avalon SteriTech Ltd. have announced a joint venture to develop innovative products and technologies that “strive to empower and benefit public health and well-being.” The venture, known as Avalon Robotics, will leverage Avalon’s strengths in biotechnology and healthcare, along with SoftBank’s expertise in AI, automation and robotics (specifically the Whiz Gambit cleaning robot).