Avidbots is pleased to announce a new partnership with HHS, a leader in providing support services to the healthcare, resort, senior living, aviation, education, and government industries. Avidbots will provide multiple Neo floor-scrubbing robots to HHS for use in acute care hospitals across the United States, helping HHS provide more efficient cleaning services to its healthcare customers. HHS has deployed seven robots initially and is looking to expand this initiative in several more hospitals over the coming months. HHS may also deploy additional Neo robots in airports as part of its recently-expanded aviation division.
HHS is one of the only healthcare services companies to deploy floor-cleaning robots at scale. Various hospital groups have trialed delivery and cleaning robots, however, HHS will be one of the first to deploy such a large fleet of cleaning robots in hospitals nationwide. HHS provides housekeeping, food service, laundry, facilities management, operations, and other services to over 500 customers worldwide, employing over 16,000 team members and 1,000 managers.
“We chose Avidbots Neo as we felt the innovative technology and safety features, combined with the superior level of direct support, were a winning combination.”, said Bobby Floyd, CEO of HHS’ Healthcare Division. “Our customers are excited to have Neo in their facilities and HHS has been able to hit our target ROI in the deployments.”
By logging into Neo’s web-based Control Center, HHS’s facilities managers in hospitals can get a detailed view of Neo’s cleaning metrics, including productivity, coverage maps, water usage, and other KPIs. Since Neo is the only vertically-integrated cleaning robot built from the ground up using cutting-edge AI, mapping algorithms, and vision sensors, it effortlessly avoids people and obstacles, ensuring safe operations in hospital environments. Using advanced machine learning, Neo also improves over time, updating its route on the fly to more effectively clean and improve productivity.
As hospitals continue to grapple with staffing and cost issues, automated floor-cleaning will become a “no brainer” for forward-thinking facilities. Cleanliness is imperative in healthcare settings and Neo can help hospitals maintain spotless environments for patients, their families, and staff.