Brain Corp Donating Robots to Essential Businesses

​April 22, 2020

Brain Corp today announces ​its Robot Relief Program, a $1.6 million donation of autonomous floor cleaning robots and support services to essential businesses in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

​Brain Corp develops software called BrainOS, which is a cloud-connected operating system for commercial autonomous robots. The company works with the major robotics manufacturers (OEMs) including Tennant, Nilfisk, Minuteman, NSS, SoftBank Robotics, and Karcher to add autonomy to their existing machines.

The program ​includes the rental, deployment, training, and support of the BrainOS-powered floor cleaning robots. The robots will be provided for a minimum of 90 days to essential businesses, depending on the changing conditions of the COVID-19 health crisis.

​For qualifying companies, Brain Corp aims to have a robot in place within two weeks.

​The Robot Relief program initially came from Brain Corp employees through an internal initiative called “Brain Matters.” Employees were encouraged to think about ways to apply their ingenuity to help the local community with COVID-19. Donating Brain-powered robots and associated services to help those on the front lines is one of the ideas proposed by multiple employees. 

This program includes the rental, deployment, training, and support of the BrainOS-powered cleaning robots at no charge to your business. The robots will be provided for a minimum of 90 days, depending on the changing conditions of the health crisis.  If you are interested, complete the application form and a Robot Relief program team member will contact you to follow up. Once your application is approved, deployment of a cleaning robot will take about two days for set-up and one to two hours of employee training.

Am I eligible?

This program is available to essential businesses, including grocery stores, medical facilities, manufacturers of essential goods, and organizations that provide professional cleaning services to essential businesses. Users of the cleaning robot under this program can either be in-house cleaners or third-party cleaning service providers. 

Is my facility a fit for the robot?

Essential businesses that typically spend two hours on floor scrubbing in their facility per day are a good fit for this program and will benefit from the robot. Due to the current travel restrictions, participating businesses need to be located within 350 driving miles from San Diego to ensure that Brain Corp can provide the best and most effective training and support.

How do I apply?

You can complete the application form, which will help us determine if the robot will work in your specific environment. Our Robot Relief team member will then call you to discuss the details and help you with any questions. If your facility is a good match, we aim to have a robot in place at your facility within two weeks of your application.  

Brain Corp is committed to continuing to support essential businesses and workers who are risking their health to ensure our communities are safe and have access to the products and supplies they need. We hope that this donation will make a difference during this pandemic and help businesses to better support and empower their employees while providing a safe and clean environment.

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Mike Oitzman

Mike Oitzman is Senior Editor of WTWH's Robotics Group, cohost of The Robot Report Podcast, and founder of the Mobile Robot Guide. Oitzman is a robotics industry veteran with 25-plus years of experience at various high-tech companies in the roles of marketing, sales and product management. He can be reached at