I have seen a lot of crazy things in my cleaning career, but this one is new to me. I have never been a fan of the robot vacuum. First of all, they are really more gimmicks than anything else. But the fact that they just meander around, with no consistency just drives me nuts. Obviously they are strictly for residential use only. But a commercial cleaning robot might just be the wave of the not so distant future.
All that being said, I am pretty sure that this homeowner has found a practical use for their vacuum. Cat sitting. The video below will undoubtedly make you laugh out loud like I did when I watched it for the first (and second) time. Even more so though, it will make you ask this very unique question… “Why does that cat have a shark suit on?” Because after all, cats don’t wear clothes, right?
Cat Rides A Robot Vacuum In A Shark Suit
Commercial Cleaning Robot
The fact of the matter is, robotic cleaning equipment is here. Commercial cleaning equipment manufacturers are releasing new innovations all the time. Here is a robotic floor scrubber. No operator. Just set it and go do something else. This is the way the industry is headed. Just like other industries, finding ways to do more with less is an attractive proposition.
Equipment doesn’t call in sick. Equipment won’t steal or cause conflicts that can cost you your business. While there are still some questions regarding the reliability of autonomous cleaning equipment, it is defiantly the future of cleaning in some market segments.
I can see industrial warehouse cleaning becoming a big user of autonomous equipment. That industry has already began the process of automating forklifts, order picking and product placement.
But for most of us, we just get to enjoy the video of cats riding household vacuums. Enjoy it while you can!