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6 Cool Robots We Want as Our Sidekicks

December 1, 2020 8:00 AM by Tennant Company

A Tennant company favorite cleaning robot, iRobot Braava Jet m6

In all good futuristic movies, there’s a robot that serves as the hero. You have R2-D2 and C-3PO from the Star Wars series, Jarvis (also consider A.I. or artificial intelligence) from the Ironman series, even Arnold Schwarzenegger as the T-800 Terminator robots have been depicted as ficitional life savers.

Fortunately, the advancements that we’ve seen in cleaning robots in the 21st century mean that we in the cleaning business can finally have our own robot sidekicks. Here are the six cool robots that we want as our sidekicks in the cleaning world.

1. iRobot Braava Jet m6.

It’s not as famous as its vacuuming cousin, the Roomba, or equip for heavy duty jobs like a wet-dry vacuum or cannister vacuum, but the Braava Jet m6 offers many of the same features. The major difference, of course, is that the Braava Jet M6 is designed to both sweep and mop everyday messes off hard, finished floors. Like the Roomba, the Braava Jet M6 can tackle large spaces and multi-room floorplans, using its built-in technology to learn your home, map its location, and head back to its charging port when its battery is running low.

Our favorite sidekick feature: Using its app, you can even tell this mini mop where there’s a particularly troublesome mess, and it will focus extra attention on getting that area clean.

2. Tennant T7AMR

We might be slightly biased here, but as one of Tennant’s autonomous floor scrubbers, the T7AMR helps you address labor challenges, drive efficiencies and maintain a high standard of cleaning. It’s designed to work safely and efficiently alongside employees, learning how and where to clean and then doing so consistently. With built-in BrainOS® technology, the T7AMR is engineered to navigate complex, real-world environments while safely avoiding people and obstacles.

Our favorite sidekick feature:  Just when you think it can’t get any better, its optional ec-H2O Nanoclean® technology also helps you reduce the amount of water and detergent needed to clean. Additionally, the primary safety component integrated into our T7AMR scrubber is a set of three different types of cameras that provide the ability to identify the environment of deployment, localize the scrubber in the environment, and detect and avoid obstacles, whether it’s a cardboard box or a person, in front of or on the sides of the cleaning machine. 

Tennant favorite robot, EyeVac Home Touhless Stationary Vacuum

EyeVac Touchless vacuum eliminates excess debris and stress from a dust pan.

Tennant favorite robot, Samsung Airdresser

Samsung Airdress, a closet style dry cleaner.

Tennant favorite robot, Grillbot

Robotic girll cleaner allows for cook to have a efficiently clean grills.

3. EyeVac Home Touchless Stationary Vacuum

If you’re familiar with the frustration of continually sweeping dust into the dustpan but never being able to fully get rid of that last little line, the EyeVac Home Touchless Stationary Vacuum is the perfect sidekick for you. This model isn’t exactly R2D2 — as the name gives away, it’s stationary. But that doesn’t mean it’s inactive. It waits for you to bring all that hair, dirt, dust to it and your broom triggers its infrared sensor, activating the vacuum.

Our favorite sidekick feature: It’s may be stationary, but it’s very easy to move. Put it where you want it and you’ll never see that sad little line of dust again.

4. Samsung Airdresser.

Say goodbye to wrinkles and odors with the AirDresser, a steamer on steroids that fits perfectly in your giant walk-in closet. Don’t have one of those? Put it in the living room — it’s worth it. The AirDresser is equipped with three Air Hangers, which release air and steam to refresh your clothing — removing dust, light wrinkles and up to 99% of odors.

Our favorite sidekick feature: The AirDresser’s Sanitize cycle uses high-temperature steam to penetrate and sanitize your clothes.

5. Grillbot.

Every master of the grill needs a sidekick. And that’s exactly what you get with Grillbot. This motorized cleaner works on all kinds of grill surfaces, with brushes that are specially designed to remove burnt-on food. Like every good sidekick, this one knows who the hero is: You. It gets you the credit for perfectly grilled meal while you put it on the grill, push a button and let it go to work.

Our favorite sidekick feature: The Grillbot is designed to work on both hot and unheated grills.

6. Tennant T380AMR

Narrow spaces can be difficult for many autonomous floor cleaning devices. That is not the case for the T380AMR, a compact robotic floor scrubber designed to effectively clean narrow aisles and spaces. The problem with scrubbers that can’t handle tight spaces is that they require more frequent human assists to get them back on track. The T380AMR deftly navigates around obstacles and keeps going on its robotic way.

Tennant's small space robotic cleaner, T380 autonomous robot floor scrubber

Our favorite sidekick feature: A 20-inch scrub head is the secret weapon that enables the T380 to clean in narrow spaces. The 2D and 3D cameras, in addition to LIDAR sensors, help the cleaning robot detect unplanned obstacles and safely navigate around them.

Every hero needs a sidekick. We hope you find yours and that it helps you make your world a little cleaner.



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