Moscow Domodedovo Airport is piloting cleaning robots, in a bid to improve the automation of operations.
The airport has tested Taski Swingobot 2000, Cleanfix RA 660 Navi, and Russian VeDroid in the terminal building and in its office space. The evaluation takes into account safety, design for manufacturing and quality of cleaning, as well as economic efficiency.
“Safety is our key requirement for cleaning robots. It is essential that if obstacles appear, for instance a baggage trolley, a robot should stop, make a quick decision and resume movements without performance degradation. If a robot cannot continue the cleaning, it should go back to the service station,” said Moscow Domodedovo representative Alexander Vlasov.
The airport will complete the testing by the end of the year. The final purchase decision will be made in 2020.