Lightweight robots developed in Israel will be cleaning Hong Kong skyscrapers in a new $5.4 million deal.
Verobotics‘s robots operate autonomously, are easy to install and transport, and work even under extreme weather conditions.
They’ll be deployed at the end of 2023 by Robocore, a Hong Kong company that provides automation and robotic services globally.
The $5.4 million deal will have Verobotics deliver a few dozen robots over a period of three years.
It says that it requires minimal human involvement to activate its robots, which weigh under 22 pounds (10kg), and that they’re half the price of existing alternatives.
Building upkeep and maintenance is a $40 billion industry, and the tasks involved in it are risky, time-consuming, and labor-intensive.
“I am thrilled to partner with Robocore to bring our technology to Hong Kong,” said Ido Genosar, CEO of Verobotics.
“There is a huge appetite for innovation from real estate developers in the region, and I am very excited that our robots will soon become a staple in the ecosystem.”
Roy Lim, CEO of Robocore, said: “With the largest concentration of high-rising buildings in the world, Verobotics solutions are especially relevant for Hong Kong.
“We are confident that the robots will be deployed on hundreds of buildings within a couple of years. This technology is a game-changer, and we are very excited about working with Ido and his team.”
Verobotics was founded in 2020, and is based in Tel Aviv.