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The Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) has deployed the Avidbots Neo floor-scrubbing robot to autonomously clean floors throughout its airport terminal on a continuous basis.

Avidbots Neo is the only fully autonomous floor-scrubbing robot on the market. Neo uses advanced AI, cameras and 3D sensors to adapt to its environment and automatically update its route on the fly to avoid obstacles. Neo operates safely and effectively, avoiding people, suitcases, furniture, displays and other items. Most other floor cleaning robots must be pre-programmed to follow a set route, making it difficult for them to operate in dynamic environments such as airports.

During a pilot program with Avidbots Neo that began in November 2019, an average of 200,000 square feet of flooring were cleaned per week. Neo can operate six hours on a single charge, so the floor-scrubbing robot also assists in ensuring routine coverage of highly trafficked areas.

“At CVG, we aim to embrace what’s next in all that we do,” says Candace McGraw, CEO of CVG. “Introducing new technologies to elevate the passenger experience is critical to our business. In the challenging and uncertain times we find ourselves, making sure our facilities are safe and clean is our top priority, so Neo has been a great asset to our team to ensure a high standard of cleanliness is met.”

CVG is the first U.S. airport to roll out Avidbots Neo, but the robot is already used in many airports worldwide, including Paris Charles de Gaulle, Singapore Changi, Tokyo Narita, Tokyo Haneda, Osaka Kansai, Montréal-Pierre Elliott Trudeau International and Ben Gurion airports.