January 16, 2024

Miami University Increases Productivity with Innovative Floor Cleaning Robots

Cobi 18, robotic floor scrubber, cleaning at Miami University in Oxford Ohio

Zeeland, Mich.— 1/16/24 Miami University proudly announces it is entering a new era of innovation and excellence by integrating Cobi 18, an autonomous floor scrubber by ICE Cobotics, into its daily operations. The university is utilizing the technology in the Clinical Health Science and Wellness facility and the McVey Data Science building to put the most efficient tools in staff’s hands so they can successfully meet quality and service goals.

 The new-to-campus state-of-the-art buildings each boast walls of glass and windows, making them beautiful to look at while also requiring ample amounts of time to clean. In addition, the Health Science building alone has nearly forty restrooms that staff must maintain. By implementing Cobi 18, the university can make sure the floors receive attention while staff focus on other critical tasks, increasing productivity and quality cleaning.

  “I am thrilled to introduce Cobi, our cutting-edge autonomous floor care solution. This innovative technology isn't just about efficiency, it's a game-changer for our dedicated staff. Cobi empowers our team to focus on delivering top-tier quality work, ensuring our spaces reflect the excellence synonymous with Miami University. It's not just about clean floors, it's about providing our staff the tools they need to shine in their commitment to excellence."

-David S. Wiseman, Director of Building & Special Services

 Cobi 18 is the effective resolution of staffing challenges. Cobi seamlessly steps in during peak periods and unforeseen staffing shortages, ensuring uninterrupted service without compromising the university's goals. 

 "Cobi, our new autonomous floor care superstar, is about giving our crew the best tools. With Cobi, we're not just keeping things clean – we're creating a healthy and inviting space for everyone who walks through our Clinical Health Science Center doors. It's all about making our staff's job effective and ensuring our building shines."-Lacinda Harrod, Buildings & Ground Manager

 Due to its advanced navigation, easy-to-use user interface, and simple mapping process, any member of the janitorial staff can deploy Cobi at any time of day. By deploying the cobot, collaborative robot, multiple times a day, Miami University demonstrates its dedication to precise and efficient cleaning practices and solidifies its position at the forefront of providing exceptional learning facilities.

 Cobi 18’s sophisticated navigation system makes it ideal for Miami University's state-of-the-art facilities as it can be deployed and left to safely clean floors and navigate foot traffic and obstacles. Additionally, Cobi is offered through an all-inclusive subscription making it a hassle-free and inexpensive way for Miami University to add innovative solutions while focusing on operational excellence. 

 “We are proud to work alongside Miami University as they integrate innovative cleaning technology like Cobi 18 on campus. The implementation of Cobi will reinforce Miami University’s commitment to supporting staff with easy-to-use cleaning tools and delivering exceptional cleaning and operational excellence across campus.” - Mike DeBoer, President ICE Cobotics N.A. 

 ABOUT ICE COBOTICS Founded in 2011, ICE Cobotics is an industry-leading technology and cleaning equipment company with offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. ICE Cobotics develops and specializes in autonomous solutions sold through an all-inclusive subscription to help its clients to achieve superior cleaning outcomes, greater efficiency, and a happier workforce.

To learn more about ICE Cobotics visit: http://icecobotics.com/

Follow ICE Cobotics on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/ice-robotics/


Established in 1809, Miami University is consistently ranked among the top 50 national public universities by U.S. News & World Report for providing students with an Ivy League-quality education at a public school price. Located in quintessential college town Oxford, Ohio—with regional campuses in Hamilton and Middletown, a learning center in West Chester, and a European study center in Luxembourg—Miami serves more than 22,600 undergraduates across 120 areas of study, and more than 2,500 graduate students through 70 master’s and doctoral degree programs. At this comprehensive research university, students engage and conduct research with premiere teacher-scholars. Miami adds $2.3 billion each year to Ohio’s economy through innovative partnerships and job creation. Miami is a NCAA Division I school, serving more than 500 student athletes across 19 varsity sports. For more information, visit MiamiOH.edu.    

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