The company said Friday that robots equipped with wheels and a multi-purpose arm, designed by Alphabet, the parent company of Google, will begin cleaning some offices of the Internet search engine company in the United States.
The robots, created by Alphabet’s Everyday Robots division, will perform tasks such as cleaning tables, sorting trash for recycling, putting chairs in place and opening doors, said Hans Peter, Alphabet’s head of robotics.
A fleet of more than a hundred daily robots currently operate in the offices of this division of Alphabet, performing tasks of various kinds, but now they will continue to do so in Google Tasks, much larger and with a presence at various points in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Robots that move autonomously and perform human service tasks such as serving tables in restaurants or delivering food at home are becoming increasingly common and there are already many companies dedicated to manufacturing and selling them, both to other companies and to individuals.
Alphabet is headquartered in the town of Mountain View (an hour’s drive south of San Francisco), where more than 20,000 of its employees work, although the vast majority have continued to do so from home since the pandemic was declared. covid-19 last year.
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