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Avidbots

Sector Robotics

Headquarters Kitchener-Waterloo

Founders Faizan Sheikh, Pablo Molina

Founded 2014

Employees 251 – 500

Funding CAD $143.1M

Avidbots traces its roots to a typically Canadian desire: building snow-shoveling robots that would save winter-weary folks the threat of sore backs and cold fingers. However, after diving deeper into the practicality of snow-focused robots, the company’s co-founders — Faizan Sheikh and Pablo Molina — redirected their efforts towards something more useful and ambitious: fully autonomous, multiapplication cleaning robots. Instead of winter driveways, now the focus was on the aisles, terminals, hallways of some of the world’s largest and busiest facilities. From airports, warehouses, and shopping malls to hospitals, schools, and manufacturing facilities, more than 1000 Neos — the company’s fully autonomous floor-scrubbing robots — are now cleaning facilities on five continents. Complex floor plans, ever-changing obstacles, unpredictable human traffic — Neo’s AI, Avidbots Autonomy, dynamically navigates busy facilities without human intervention. Neo is the springboard for new technologies as the company continues to revolutionize the commercial cleaning space with intelligent automation.

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