SoftBank Robotics America, Gausium debut hospitality robots

SoftBank Robotics America and Gausium have teamed up to deploy indoor automated robots to the U.S. hospitality market. The partnership will focus on helping companies adopt, integrate and scale robotic offerings.

The X1 and the Scrubber 50 Pro are the first two solutions being deployed to support companies struggling with labor shortages or entering the next phase of transforming. These collaborative robots are designed to work alongside employees to alleviate menial and repetitive tasks.


X1, an autonomous foodservice solution, has three serving trays that can hold up to 30 kilograms. Its collision-free and spill-proof technology lets the unit deliver food and beverages to several tables at a time, charting the most efficient path to tables or back to the kitchen while navigating customers, employees, furniture and other robots. The robot's advanced shock mitigation mechanisms ensure a smooth and stable delivery experience of drinks or liquid dishes. In addition to assisting with food running, X1 also helps servers more efficiently bus tables so they can spend more time with customers and turn over tables quicker.

The partnership has deployed its first fleet of X1 robots to The Hall On The Yard, a 12,250-square-foot full-service food hall with nine restaurants in Orlando.

S50 Pro

SBRA is expanding its portfolio of cleaning robots with the S50 Pro, a scrubbing, sweeping, dust mopping and sanitizing offering. The S50 Pro can simultaneously clean and disinfect floors, automatically spot clean by detecting and removing stains before they spread and can send messages to operators when it encounters larger messes that require additional cleaning support.

"Gausium's technology is at the forefront of commercial service robots," SoftBank Robotics America President Brady Watkins said in a statement. "Their products are smart, safe, and simple, enabling customers to easily adopt them into their businesses. To truly solve the labor shortage many industries are facing, we are helping companies go beyond adoption and focus on the integration and scaling of their technology to maximize the value our solutions offer."