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Amazing! 'We need them now': Anand Mahindra on robot Janitor cleaning bathrooms; Watch the video

Vivek Vishwakarma
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Anand Mahindra on robot Janitor cleaning bathrooms

In an era where technology is rapidly transforming our daily lives, Indian billionaire Anand Mahindra has brought something quite extraordinary to the spotlight.

Recently, He took to X to share a fascinating video that's not just about any technological marvel, but about a robot with a very practical and essential purpose: cleaning bathrooms. 

This isn't a scene from a sci-fi movie; it's the real deal, a glimpse into a future where robots take on tasks that are often overlooked yet crucial.


Anand Mahindra, a visionary known for his forward-thinking approach, was clearly impressed by this innovation. 'Amazing! As automakers, we are accustomed to using a variety of robots in our factories,' he commented, 'But this application, I admit, is far more important. We need them… NOW.'

Here's what you need to know about Janitor Robot

The Somatic robot, which starts at $1,000 a month, is a janitorial solution, specifically designed for cleaning toilets. It's an autonomous machine that operates for 40 hours a week, capable of navigating through different floors and managing doors. 

The robot is equipped with high-powered disinfectants, ensuring thorough cleaning of every corner, much like an advanced version of a Roomba, but for bathrooms. 

The robot uses sensors to map out the space it will clean, utilizing video and 3D depth data. The mapping is done through a one-time intensive process at the company's headquarters, where operators virtually guide the robot, setting its cleaning trajectory. This is akin to setting up a space in virtual reality, ensuring the robot is well-trained for its tasks.

Is it going to replace humans?

The Somatic robot isn't intended to replace human janitors but to assist in regular sanitation tasks. When it encounters a mess beyond its capabilities, it sends photographic evidence to human janitors and moves on to clean other areas.

The robot is seen as a beneficial tool for places like airports, casinos, and office spaces, and there's hope that a consumer version might be available in the future.

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