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Interesting article from the New York Times about robots stepping up. Not quite at Rosie but we are getting there

Indeed, cleaning robots are having a moment in commercial real estate. Their creators are promoting the machines as cost-effective solutions to the cleaning challenges posed by the pandemic. They can be put to frequent use without requiring more paid labor hours, they are always compliant, and some can even provide the data to prove that they have scoured every inch assigned.

Before Neo’s activation in January, the airport had three workers cleaning floors every night, amounting to an average 24 labor hours per day, Mr. Cobb said. The Neo has taken over a portion of that, though workers are still needed to do heavier floor maintenance, like burnishing and recoating. It also frees cleaning staff to focus on making sure that “high-touch” areas of the airport are cleaned more frequently during the pandemic, he said.

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