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Whiz

A white and gray boxy shaped robotic vacuum on a wheeled base rolls alongside office chairs in a conference room.
Keeping the office clean and happy! Photo: SoftBank Robotics

Whiz is an AI-powered autonomous vacuum sweeper. It's designed for large commercial spaces like offices, hotels, and airports. You teach the robot where and when it should clean, and the robot does the rest. You could say this robot sucks—but in a good way!

Creator

SoftBank Robotics

Year
2019
Country
Japan 🇯🇵
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Features
Meet Whiz. Video: SoftBank Robotics

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Whiz can clean up to 1,500 square meters, the size of 3 basketball courts, in a single charge.

Close-up of robotic screen that reads “Teach Route”, “Run Route” and “Settings”
Teach Whiz the route, and the robot will do the rest. Photo: SoftBank Robotics

Specs

Overview

BrainOS AI autonomous navigation software. Easy setup, get it working quickly, low maintenance. Safety sensors detect and maneuver around people, objects, and cliffs. Whiz Connect dashboard shows when and where cleaning was performed. Dust bag capacity: 4.0 L. HEPA filtration. Noise level: Normal mode 62 dB. Cleaning productivity: 465–557 m²/hour (5000–6000 sq. ft./hour).

Status

Ongoing

Year

2019

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Width
47.4 cm
Height
65.3 cm
Length
45.5 cm
Weight
30 kg
Speed
1.8 km/h
Sensors

Lidar sensor, optical and 3D cameras.

Actuators

Wheel motors and vacuum motor.

Compute

Custom computer and control boards.

Software

BrainOS commercial robot operating system

Power

23.7 Ah 25.2 V lithium-ion battery pack. Up to 3 hours of continuous operation. Hot-swappable with freshly charged packs so robot can continue operating.

Cost
Robot-as-a-service subscription model