The answer is...not just yet. Here’s why it’s not quite ready for prime time.
The Roomba™ Robot:
- still loses its way in a large office. With a pre-programmed smart chip or GPS, future models will navigate your space more accurately.
- tends to suck up floor lying power cords which stops it dead in its tracks
- works on carpet but completely misses area rugs and stairways
While the Roomba is ideal for single-story residential use, other products may be better for commercial cleaning consideration. One example is coming from an innovative new company called Intellibot which has developed a product that solves these issues and is high performance in commercial settings. The price, however, is still high for the average property manager’s budget – the computer is complex and still in the early stages.
Servicon is keeping its eye on Intellibot and doing a demo of the product in our training facility this month to gauge its potential to increase cleaning productivity and deliver a good ROI for our clients. We’ll keep you posted on the pros and cons of what we discover. More to come!