Supermarkets have their doors open from early morning until late in the evening to provide customers not only with the groceries they need but also with a great shopping experience. Easy access, convenience and a wide assortment are all part of that experience. Hygiene is at the top of the priority list too, especially in the light of COVID-19.
Ahold Delhaize’s AI for Retail (AIR) Lab Delft is globally challenging smart startups, scale-ups and other technical virtuosos for a robotic autonomous store cleaning solution.
In supermarkets, floors are cleaned once a day before each store opens. It takes cleaning personnel an average of two hours every morning to sweep the floors for dirt, mop the hard-to-reach corners and then go through the store with a ride-on floor scrubber. It is certainly both a time-consuming and labor-intensive activity.
Ahold Delhaize’s AI for Retail (AIR) Lab is looking for a partner that can automate this process by creating an autonomous cleaning robot.
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