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Automation of floor cleaning

Cleaning large floor spaces such as in stations, airports and supermarkets can be made significantly more efficient through the use of a new cleaning robot developed under the ACRO project. Building on the technical advancements in mobile robotics over the past decade, ACRO's automated cleaning machine is designed to carry out independently the simple but time consuming cleaning of open floors, leaving the operator free for additional cleaning tasks. The user interface has been designed for ease of use by unskilled operators, and the navigation system makes use of low cost and robust components. Navigation is model based without the need for reference to fixed beacons, combining information from a gyroscope, ultrasonic sensors and dead reckoning.

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Hako-Werke GmbH & Co
Hamburgerstrasse 209-239
22843 Bad Oldesloe
Germany
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