Synergy between IoT and Robotics for Better Sustainability

Sandy Agnos, Director of Global Business Development, Brain Corporation
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Sandy Agnos, Director of Global Business Development, Brain Corporation

Sandy Agnos, Director of Global Business Development, Brain Corporation

Disruptive technology and business models for a sustainable future includes IoT, AI, and sharing economy. The future of sustainability depends on disruptive innovations that support cleaner and better ways of living and producing. Measuring a business with the help of a triple bottom line is the best marker of how sustainable a business is. IoT is expected to be the next frontier of sustainability in making the system more efficient as it exchanges the information. IoT is a business model that minimizes the waste and streamlines processes, assuring to deliver higher value from fewer amounts of resources. Robotics and IoT are the technologies that are utilized to support sustainability.

In most of the business organizations, the concept of greenery is not taken as a priority when the sustainability thought is raised. However, by implementing advanced technologies, particularly robotics along with cloud-connected devices can create a secondary sustainability effect that is markedly streamlined. Commercial cleaning sustainability is improved using advanced robotic technologies and IoT connected devices. The cloud-based technology collects data from people flow, equipment utilization, and resource management―used to provide a complete view of operations from a sustainability perspective for commercial cleaning companies.  Aggregation of Sealed air and ThingLogix with D6 labs developed a solution that collects usage information from soap dispensers. This notifies the staff when the soap levels are low and when to replenish the stock.

Cloud-connected IoT technology minimizes the usage of carbon footprint by eliminating the need of on-premise technology infrastructure. Incorporation of smart technology to cleaning solutions increases the probability of reaching sustainability goals. Automating the cleaning processes using different robotic technologies can result in more consistent and efficient cleaning with minimal waste.

Robotic technology is currently deployed in the shipping industry to clean hulls of cargo ships. This saves a lot of time and expenses for shipping companies. Consistent cleaning of the hulls minimizes the drags on the ships, thus increasing fuel efficiency, as well as protecting the environment by reducing the emission of greenhouse gases.

Robotic cleaning machine can used in solar farms to minimize the dust and dirt accumulated on the panels, to ensure precise performance. Advanced robotics and cloud-connected IoTs have provided a revolutionary opportunity for organizations for commercial cleaning. This creates a future of commercial cleaning services innovative and supportive of triple bottom line.