SoftBank Robotics and UnaBiz Transform Global Facilities Management Market

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SoftBank Robotics and UnaBiz Transform Global Facilities Management Market

Global robotics solutions expert SoftBank Robotics Group (SBRG) announced its partnership with IoT provider UnaBiz. The companies plan to initiate a seamless integration of IoT sensors and robotics in building management and maintenance. It will streamline work processes and allow efficient mobilization of on-site manpower resources. It can also improve customer service experiences with more targeted and enhanced cleaning services. The partnership deal will first roll out in Singapore. Subsequently, other SoftBank Robotics’ regional and global offices will follow.Global Facilities Management Market

The global health crisis has posed challenges to many industries – among them facilities management. As the world slowly navigates the post-pandemic era, businesses reopen, and the need to pay attention to this segment is greater than ever. Ensuring the safety, health, and well-being of employees remains to be the priority of employers – robotics and IoT will play an important role here.

SoftBank Robotics has always been committed to providing solutions such as Whiz, an AI-enabled vacuum cleaning robot to facility operators. With the use of disruptive technologies such as predictive data on maintenance monitoring, it will provide building owners with building intelligence that is needed to digitally transform this industry operating landscape. Teaming up with UnaBiz, a leading market player in Singapore, we are confident that this partnership will not just add value to our customers but eventually make a difference in the entire sector,

shares Kenichi Yoshida, Chief Business Officer for SoftBank Robotics Group Corp. Facilities management operators must handle many different building management tools and different brands of robots. On the backend, there are several dashboards – most of which don’t have a central control system for easy management. The alliance is part of SBRG’s overall roadmap to implement an IoT system onto a unified smart facility management platform – where IoT devices trigger alerts and automate AI-enabled autonomous vacuum cleaning robots like Whiz to tasks in addition to providing AI predictive data analytics.
Henri Bong, Co-CEO and Co-Founder of UnaBiz said:

Facility managers are embracing technology to increase the productivity of the workforce, improve customer satisfaction, and reduce carbon emissions. Both IoT and robotics have a lot of complementary purposes and the synergy of both can unlock new value for future disruptions and growth. We are confident that the right mix of SBRG robotics and our IoT devices could greatly benefit the whole industry.

UnaBiz is a trusted IoT technology partner for Smart Facilities Management in Singapore. In 2021, the company deployed one of the largest Integrated Facilities Management projects in Singapore, with over 3,000 sensors at Temasek Polytechnic. On top of smart facilities management, UnaBiz also focuses on Smart Cities applications like Smart Metering, Asset Management, and Asset Tracking.

Author: Tim Cole
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