i-team and Avular announce their strategic partnership to bring innovative cobotic solutions to the professional cleaning industry
i-team and Avular are proud to announce their all-Dutch Joint Venture i-botics b.v., based in the world’s smartest region, Brainport Eindhoven. Together, they will revolutionize the professional cleaning industry by bringing innovative cobotic solutions to the market.
Amsterdam, May 10, 2022 – At the InterClean 2022 i-team Global and Avular, both Eindhoven based companies, take the next step in their collaboration. To strengthen their partnership, they founded the Joint Venture i-botics b.v., which will provide the organizational structure for a long-term journey of autonomous industrial cleaning.
The first milestone on the journey is the release of the cobotic-65, which is a fully autonomous cobotic scrubber-dryer cleaning machine. The cobotic-65 is already deployed in various countries and is ready for large scale market deployment.
In the partnership, i-team brings their insight in cleaning, ensuring perfect alignment between what the cleaner needs and what their cobots provide.i-team’s cobotic vision aims at empowering the cleaner to focus on what they do best: use their trained human eye. A cobot is designed to work together with a human (as opposed to a robot). People can work on various complex and detailed tasks, while the repetitive work can be done by the cobot.
Avular brings their knowledge on complex sensors, advanced control algorithms and efficient computation to ensure safe, reliable and fast autonomous operation of the cobots. Avular’s high-tech and modular robotic autonomy system provides smart and efficient autonomous operation for cleaning machines.
Yuri Steinbuch (Chief Business Officer at Avular): “i-team, with their focus on innovation and the state-of-the-art in cleaning, is a perfect match for us as a high-paced technology partner. With our combined forces of cleaning and robotics, we believe we can create a major shift in the professional cleaning industry”
Together, i-team and Avular share a vision for the future of autonomous cleaning, and the companies will use their innovative power to realize more ground-breaking autonomous industrial cleaning solutions like the cobotic-65. As Frank van de Ven (Chief Executive Officer at i-team) says: “Together we’re better!”
i-team focuses on the development & design of high-end cleaning machines, products and utilities. Ranging from scrubber dryers, vacuum cleaners, gum removers, lighting solutions, microfiber pads and all-in-one cleaning islands. Our goal is to simplify the entire cleaning process and to bring back the fun in cleaning. At i-team, we like to do everything according to our core values, reflected in three simple but meaningful words: Inquire, Innovate. Inspire.
Avular is a pioneer in the world of mobile robotics, originating from Eindhoven, The Netherlands. They aim at making the world of complex mobile robotics accessible to everyone, and through robotics shape a brighter future for all. Avular has a diverse product portfolio focusing on the entire scale of robotics; from their modular robot brain and state-of-the-art perception to their driving and flying robotic platforms. Besides robotic products, Avular also provides engineering services to other parties, in which their product range and extensive robotics knowledge are applied to client specific use-cases. Founded in 2014, Avular started as a spin-off from the Eindhoven University of Technology, The Netherlands. They are now a mature and ever-growing company with various multi-disciplinary R&D teams, focusing on extensive in-house development.
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