February 16, 2021

Singapore’s pioneer train operator SMRT trains collaborates with Avidbots™ to deliver an enhanced passenger experience

KITCHENER, ONTARIO, February 16, 2021  Avidbots, one of the world’s leading robotics companies, announced today that SMRT Trains Ltd, the pioneer Mass Rapid Transit operator in Singapore, has deployed Avidbots’ Neo fully autonomous floor scrubbing robots in its mass rapid transit stations. The addition of a fleet of Neo robots will enhance the cleaning regime for more than 740 million passengers who travel via the network yearly.

“Global transit providers are adopting new technologies to meet the public’s changing standards for safety and sanitation. At Avidbots, we’re seeing the transit industry implementing innovative solutions, like Neo, to safeguard the millions of people who rely on public transit daily,” said Faizan Sheikh, CEO and Co-founder, Avidbots. “As SMRT continues to deliver the best possible passenger experience, we share in the company’s goal to deliver a world-class transport service that is safe, reliable and customer-centric.”

Avidbots’ Neo fully autonomous floor scrubbing robot at an SMRT Circle Line station.

Avidbots’ Neo fully autonomous floor scrubbing robot at an SMRT Circle Line station.


Avidbots’ Neos deployed at SMRT’s Circle Line stations will fully autonomously clean and sanitize floors more effectively and efficiently than humans, with speeds up to 4.86 km/h and cleaning up to 3,900 m² / 42,000 ft² per hour*. Powered by Avidbots Autonomy, Neo truly understands its operating environment, avoiding anyone or anything, and takes actions to maximize cleaning productivity while minimizing human intervention. Neo operates independently and fully autonomously with an industry-leading ability to safely clean for up to six hours on a single charge.

Avidbots robotics solutions are used throughout the world in various environments such as healthcare, airports and transit, education, retail, manufacturing and warehousing. Neo is built specifically to enhance operational productivity and passenger experiences for the transit industry.

*Calculated maximum theoretical value.

About Avidbots

Avidbots is a robotics company with a vision to bring robotic solutions into everyday life to increase organizational productivity and to do that better than any other company in the world. Their groundbreaking product, the Neo autonomous floor scrubbing robot, is deployed around the world and trusted by leading facilities and building service companies. 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.

For more information, visit Avidbots.com.