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Denver Public Schools Enlist Help of Robotic Scrubbers

Artificial intelligence solutions company Brain Corp announced recently that Denver Public Schools has selected a series of BrainOS-powered robotics scrubbers to help keep its schools clean and sanitary. The self-driving floor cleaners were manufactured by the Tennant Company, and the school system said it hopes to make use of them to allow facility management employees more time to address other tasks. According to a press release, the machines will start work this summer.

“These new autonomous floor cleaners are a critical technology investment that will help us enhance cleanliness at 14 of our largest buildings, mainly our 10 comprehensive high schools. This is a huge benefit to our students, while maintaining future operating costs,” said rich Archuletta, Director of Facilities Operations at Denver Public Schools. “At the same time, this program will help us close a staffing gap most all urban school districts face, which is limited funding to meet constantly expanding facility needs.”

Denver Public Schools reviewed several options before selecting the T380AMR. Factors in the decision included the Tennant product’s quality, serviceability and ease of use, as well as the safety, privacy and data features of the BrainOS cloud-connected software.

“In the wake of the pandemic, nothing is more important than maintaining enhanced cleaning standards to keep students and staff healthy and safe,” said Brain Corp’s Vice President of Global Client Services, Alan Butcher. “BrainOS-powered scrubbers enable facility leaders to quickly deploy powerful cleaning solutions that have the added benefit of providing detailed ‘proof of work’ metrics, which can be used to verify and optimize performance.”

“A clean learning environment helps students and staff to succeed and grow,” said Ken Boris, Tennant Commercial Market Manager. “We are excited to see more and more school districts like Denver Public Schools adopt robotic scrubbers to create cleaner and safer environments, while also reducing operating costs and expanding the bandwidth of their valuable employees.”

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Matt Jones is senior editor of Spaces4Learning. He can be reached at [email protected].