With the growing use of AI (Artificial Intelligence) across all sectors the cleaning industry is no exception. Developments in automated cleaning systems came to market in the late 2010’s. But are robots going to replace humans in the cleaning industry? Lets find out…

How does AI work in cleaning?

Computerized autonomous cleaning vehicles or robots use sensors and data to navigate a predefined space. Cleaning tasks are carried out as specified by the premises manager and supervised by a human operator. The AI software analyzes large amounts of data and learns as it works. Grime and soiled areas are detected and given extra attention.

Cameras scan surfaces and image processing monitors the cleaning results. The robotic cleaners handle routine work, freeing up cleaning staff for more high-priority, complex tasks. Advancements in technology will lead to more efficient cleaning machines with higher levels of autonomy.

For now AI cleaning robots work best in large areas such as hallways, gymnasiums and classrooms. Our dedicated ProCleanse team continues to handle all office cleaning tasks, ensuring that the specialized needs of this service are met with precision and expertise.

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Its not all about Robots!

AI can analyse large amounts of data collected during cleaning processes to identify patterns and make soiling predictions, assess cleaning needs and plan maintenance intervals. This enables better planning and resource allocation, who cleaned whats, when and where. The power of AI lies in its ability to sift through vast amounts of data related to cleaning processes. By identifying patterns and predicting soiling, cleaning needs, and maintenance intervals, AI can revolutionize planning and resource allocation. This helps managers and staff work more efficiently and schedule tasks more effectively.

Predictive Maintenance

AI will spot maintenance issues such as cracks in floor tiles, which can harbour bacteria and viruses. Knowing when to replenish hand wash dispensers and paper towels is another effective use of AI. By predicting supply consumption and automating restocking procedures, facilities can operate more efficiently.

AI Cleaning Equipment

Here are some notable AI-powered cleaning equipment options available in the UK in 2024:

  1. iRobot Roomba Series: A range of robotic vacuum cleaners that use AI for efficient cleaning paths, obstacle avoidance, and automated scheduling.
  2. Dyson 360 Heurist: An advanced robotic vacuum with AI capabilities for improved navigation and thorough cleaning performance.
  3. Roborock S7: A smart robot vacuum and mop with advanced AI mapping and obstacle detection features.
  4. Neato Botvac D7 Connected: An AI-powered robotic vacuum that offers precise mapping, custom cleaning zones, and voice control integration.
  5. Ecovacs Deebot Ozmo T8 AIVI: A versatile robot vacuum and mop with AI-driven object recognition and avoidance, along with advanced mapping technology.
  6. LG CordZero R9: A robotic vacuum cleaner with AI-based navigation and powerful suction for efficient cleaning.
  7. Eufy RoboVac L70 Hybrid: A smart robotic vacuum with AI-powered navigation, mapping, and mopping capabilities.
  8. Samsung Jet Bot AI+: A high-performance robotic vacuum with AI-based object recognition, advanced mapping, and self-emptying capabilities.
  9. Miele Scout RX3: A robotic vacuum cleaner with AI-based navigation for optimized cleaning routes and thorough coverage.
  10. Xiaomi Mi Robot Vacuum-Mop Pro: A combination robot vacuum and mop with AI-powered mapping and obstacle avoidance features.

These products utilize various AI technologies to enhance their cleaning performance, navigation, and user convenience. Availability and specific models may vary.

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AR in the cleaning industry

Here at ProCleanse we are thrilled about the potential of virtual and augmented reality (AR) technology for training in the cleaning industry. Imagine a world where cleaning companies can utilize VR/AR to provide their staff with immersive and engaging training experiences. From safety protocols to equipment tutorials, this innovative technology offers a whole new way to learn and improve skills.

Cleaning technicians can even access equipment manuals and troubleshooting guides in real-time, making their jobs easier and more efficient. The future of training in the cleaning industry is looking brighter with VR/AR on the horizon.


AI and AR are revolutionizing the cleaning industry by joining forces to create groundbreaking advancements. These technologies have the power to transform the way we clean, offering unprecedented possibilities for efficiency and effectiveness.

By embracing technology humans can work better, be more productive and get more enjoyment out of their work. Humans are not going to be replaced by AI or AR anytime soon, we will simply be empowered by these technologies. AI Robots may be great at cleaning efficiently, but they just can’t match the personal touch and attention to detail that our human ProCleanse cleaners bring. Their care and dedication make all the difference in keeping your space sparkling clean.

The cleaning industry has a bright future and will continue to thrive by embracing new ways of working.

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