A floor cleaning robot. Sleek design. Modern look

A floor cleaning robot capable of building relationships with human cleaning staff won the Amsterdam Innovation Award 2020 at Interclean Amsterdam Online.

LeoBot by LionsBot, a family of floor cleaning robots, is capable of performing a range of tasks. This socialized robot is able to develop relationships with human cleaners through continuous interaction with the environment. This way, LeoBot elevates the cleaner’s status and motivation helping them take pride in their job, said Interclean Amsterdam in a press statement. The robot brings cleaning out into the public domain in a fun and positive way. 

LeoBot beat out three other category winners to win the award. The four category winners are as follows:

Machines: LeoBot by LionsBot

Equipment - Detergents & Washrooms: VacuTronic by Hermes

E-cleaning: ToolSense IoT & ToolSense NOW by ToolSense

Related Products/Services: Tork Virtual Reality Clean Hands Training by Essity 

Tork Virtual Reality Clean Hands Training by Essity was granted the Visitor’s Choice Award, which is given to the nominee that is voted as the most innovative by Interclean Amsterdam visitors. It received 55 percent of the vote.

Sustainability was key criteria for the judges this year, all the awarded products and solutions demonstrated their ability to drive the circular economy or reduce resource consumption. The drive for efficiency and productivity was another major point for the jury, the winning products and solutions are designed to reduce the time spent on tasks and free up resources to be used for the improvement of cleaning quality.