April 10, 2024

Avidbots launches smaller autonomous cleaning robot, driving growth and expansion into new markets

Kas is an innovative cleaning solution tailor-made for tight spaces and dynamic, commercial environments.

KITCHENER, ONTARIO, April 10, 2024 — Avidbots, one of the world’s leading robotics companies, announced today the launch of Kas, a fully autonomous floor scrubber to meet the needs of the retail, transportation, health care, and education industries. Commercial leaders have been waiting for a cleaning option that can navigate in tight spaces and clean seamlessly around people and objects. Kas allows customers to future-proof their labor strategy, realize immediate savings, and revolutionize their cleaning strategy.

“Kas represents a true evolution in the experience that customers can expect from commercial cleaning robots. It is the culmination of more than a decade of experience designing robots and years of research and development,” said Pablo Molina, CTO, VP of product and co-founder at Avidbots. “Avidbots is leading the charge in automated cleaning solutions by delivering a truly touch-free experience, improving workforce efficiency, ensuring consistent productivity, and offering the ability to accurately measure cleaning performance across fleets of robots.”

“We’ve been testing Kas in our retail store with tremendous success,” said Richard King, store manager of Canadian Tire Welland. “Canadian Tire’s floor plan changes frequently with seasonal displays and rotating inventory. Kas easily navigates these changes, freeing up valuable staff time and allowing our floors to remain beautifully clean with little disturbance to customers.”

Kas offers the following features: 

  • The latest generation of our Avidbots Autonomy, the company’s proprietary AI software, featuring advanced dynamic planning, comprehensive sensor system (15 sensors) and advanced obstacle avoidance.
  • Commercial-grade hardware and cleaning results with 90lbs of cleaning down-force. 
  • Swappable, long-lasting lithium (LFP) battery, combined with a dual tank system with the capacity to deliver a long cleaning cycle of 3+ hours of continuous runtime on a single charge. 
  • Compact design to navigate seamlessly in tight spaces any time of the day while maintaining high productivity and safety. 
  • Low cleaning noise level providing minimal disturbance. 
  • Friendly and approachable styling to elevate a facility's image.

Kas – along with Neo and Neo 2W – answers a growing need in the market to automate cleaning that spans across all sectors. Retail, in particular, stands at the forefront of automation adoption, and we're thrilled to assist in realizing the industry’s automation objectives. Our customers are seeking a solution that simplifies their cleaning process, reinforces their store image, and allows their teams to focus on higher-value tasks. This is where Avidbots and Kas shine,” said Faizan Sheikh, Avidbots CEO and co-founder.

The complete autonomous cleaning product line – Neo, Neo 2W, and Kas – can be deployed together in a variety of dynamic environments to maximize productivity, quality, and consistency of floor cleaning. Avidbots technology simplifies the entire cleaning experience, unifying an entire fleet under one user-friendly software solution with comprehensive service and support as standard. Customers can leverage the Avidbots 24/7 remote assistance, in-depth reporting and analytics, as well as real-time monitoring through the Avidbots Command Center.

About Avidbots

Avidbots is a robotics company with a vision to expand humanity’s potential through robotics and automation. Our groundbreaking fully autonomous solutions — Neo, Neo 2W, and Kas — allow organizations to simplify their cleaning process, becoming more efficient, productive, and cost effective. Trusted by leading organizations across the world, our robots open new possibilities for businesses and their workers, making cleanliness a stepping stone to a more prosperous future. Founded in 2014 and headquartered in Kitchener, ON, Canada, Avidbots is offering comprehensive service and support to customers on five continents. Avidbots is backed by top global venture capital firms, including True Ventures, Next47, GGV Capital, BDC, Felicis Ventures, Real Ventures, and Golden Ventures.

Avidbots Media Contacts:
Cassidy Scala
Fahlgren Mortine
P: 614-383-1529
E: cassidy.scala@fahlgren.com

Daniela Puzzo
VP, Marketing

E: daniela.puzzo@avidbots.com