BrainCorp and Kärcher partner on new autonomous floor scrubber

Karcher KIRA mobile scrubber robot
The new KIRA B 100 R robotic floor scrubber extends the Kärcher product line with an autonomous option. | Credit: Kärcher

Brain Corp and Kärcher launched a new robotic floor scrubber that expands the Kärcher product line with an autonomous solution that can be used in either manual or automatic mode. The KIRA B 100 R is powered by Brain Corp’s BrainOS. KIRA is an acronym for Kärcher Intelligent Robotic Applications.

Kärcher makes both home and garden solutions as well as professional-grade cleaning machines.

“We at Kärcher are pleased to offer yet another innovative robotic solution,” said Rex Shull, VP of Product Management and Engineering. “With the new KIRA B 100 R autonomous scrubber and the KIRA CV 60/1 autonomous vacuum introduced late last year, our customers now have robotic solutions for cleaning both hard and soft floor surfaces. These intelligent tools help businesses use their cleaning staff more efficiently and reduce operational costs while solving for labor shortages.”

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The KIRA B 100 R robotic floor scrubber is a marriage of Kärcher chassis with the navigation and controls from Brain Corp. | Credit: Kärcher

Powered by BrainOS, the KIRA B 100 R robotic scrubber handles the tedious assignment of cleaning floors all on its own so staff members can focus on higher-value tasks, providing a significant return on investment to customers. The machine safely navigates around people and obstacles via advanced artificial intelligence (AI) and a robust sensor system. Its intuitive interface allows workers of any technical ability to easily teach and run cleaning routes. Additional features include a chemical metering system and indication lights.

In addition to its machine capabilities, fleet management tools provide operators and managers with key insights into performance metrics so robotic operations can be tracked, verified, and improved. Through a continuous innovation cycle surrounding the data insights provided by Brain Corp, the experience using the KIRA B 100 R robot gets even better over time.

“We’re excited to see Kärcher bring its first BrainOS®-powered AMR floor scrubber to market. By combining our best-in-class software with their proven equipment, Kärcher is building a strong portfolio of robotic solutions enabling customers to become more productive across their cleaning operations. We look forward to supporting Kärcher and their customers across industries to deliver transformative automation experiences with the most intelligent tools,” said Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, CEO at Brain Corp.

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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