Skyline Robotics, in a significant move, has partnered with Principle Cleaning Services to introduce the Ozmo robot for window cleaning in London. This collaboration marks a notable shift in the city’s window cleaning landscape, integrating advanced technology into traditional practices.
Principle Cleaning Services, known for its corporate and commercial cleaning services in London, will exclusively offer Ozmo in the capital. The company is set to begin planning an operational rollout tailored for the London market. This initiative is set to transform Principle’s approach to window cleaning.
The partnership’s scope extends beyond mere window cleaning. It aims to deliver Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) monitoring to London’s building envelopes. This will enable the gathering of data, insights, and analytics regarding the health of building facades.
The Role of Ozmo in Window Cleaning
Ozmo, the flagship robot of Skyline Robotics, is an amalgamation of artificial intelligence, machine learning, computer vision, advanced robotics, and sensors. This technology enables window cleaning to be conducted up to three times faster than traditional methods, significantly reducing risks to human workers.
Importantly, Ozmo is operated by humans, signifying that the technology is not replacing human workers but rather enhancing their capabilities. This collaboration between humans and robots presents a smarter, faster, safer, and more economical alternative to conventional window cleaning methods.
Statements from the CEOs
Michael Brown, CEO of Skyline Robotics, expressed enthusiasm about the expansion into London following Ozmo’s success in New York City. He highlighted London’s significance in the global market due to its high number of Building Maintenance Units (BMUs), emphasizing the potential impact of automation in business growth.
Tom Lloyd, CEO of Principle Cleaning Services, reiterated the company’s commitment to a future where humans and robots work in tandem. He emphasized that the partnership with Skyline Robotics is a strategic move to ensure the company can service its customers effectively for years to come.
Lloyd also mentioned the alignment of this partnership with the company’s core values: People, Sustainability, and Innovation. He believes that with Ozmo, the company is not only meeting but exceeding the expectations of its clients, who are prominent asset managers in the market.
Accolades and Recognition
Skyline Robotics has been recognized for its innovative contributions to the field. The company received the 2023 RBR50 Robotics Innovation Award for its Ozmo robot. Additionally, it was awarded the 2023 PropTech Breakthrough Award for “Construction Robotics Solution of the Year” and was listed in the 2023 BuiltWorlds Robotics 50 List. These accolades underscore the company’s role in advancing robotic solutions in the construction and maintenance sectors.