First pair of robot cleaners report for work at National Gallery, Jewel Changi Airport

Left: Yi Wei, a robot deployed at Jewel Changi Airport, can pull a 1,000-litre bin along a pre-mapped route. Above: Ella, a scrub robot deployed at the National Gallery Singapore, is fitted with soft brushes for the conserved tiles. ST PHOTOS: CHONG
Yi Wei, a robot deployed at Jewel Changi Airport, can pull a 1,000-litre bin along a pre-mapped route. ST PHOTOS: CHONG JUN LIANG

First 2 of 100 robots start work today, with the rest to be rolled out by year end

A pair of similar-looking robots will start work today - scrubbing floors at the National Gallery Singapore and collecting garbage at the newly opened Jewel Changi Airport.

Created by local manufacturer LionsBot International, these are the first two of its 100 fully autonomous cleaning robots to be rolled out by the end of the year, making it a pioneer in mass producing such machines here as more firms look into automating cleaning.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2019, with the headline 'I, Robot - autonomous cleaners go to work'. Print Edition | Subscribe