Press | 29. Sep 2018

ROBART at the IFA International 2018: Trailblazer of the robotic butler

Robarts cleaning robots

ROBART, the technology leader for artificial intelligence in mobile household robots, will be presenting the company’s grand vision at the IFA 2018 and demonstrating how robots will support the modern household in the future under the motto “get a taste of the future.”

About eight million cleaning robots were sold in 2017, a figure that will increase fivefold over the next seven years. At the forefront, the Austrian robotics expert ROBART, as a specialist for navigation systems for household robots, is driving this development forward through artificial intelligence. At the IFA 2018, the company will be providing insights into today’s technology and tomorrow’s prospects: “We want to show trade professionals at IFA how we can use artificial intelligence to develop useful robots that support and inspire people in everyday life,” co-founder and CMO Michael Schahpar explains.



Intelligent map technology

The ROBART navigation system is a compact unit of sensors, electronics and intelligent software that manufacturers integrate into their robotic devices. “A robot equipped with our navigation solution memorizes the living environment, recognizes individual rooms and can be optimally used in the home,” Schahpar points out. Thanks to ROBART’s Permanent Map technology, the robot can locate itself exactly on its map at any time and perform specific tasks. It can also be comfortably and intuitively controlled via a smartphone app and voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa. “For example, I can close the children’s room off to the robot as long as it’s not tidied up, or carry the robot to the second floor and instruct it to clean the bedroom,” co-founder and CTO Harold Artés elaborates.


At the IFA, a show robot will present the key functionalities in the field of floor cleaning, and also give trade fair visitors a small taste of the future of intelligent household robots by taking orders and serving drinks via an app. “It is going in the direction of a robotic butler. We are already working on implementing this vision,” Artés adds. In 2009, Artés and Schahpar launched the company as a classic start-up. Today, ROBART operates worldwide as a solution provider for the global players of the home appliance industry. Customers already include leading companies such as Rowenta, Bosch, Medion or Kärcher.



  • Portrait photo of founder Michela Schahpar
  • Portrait photo of founder Harold Artés
  • Product Key-Visual
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ROBART为移动机器人开发人工智能和导航系统。 核心产品是ROBART导航系统,包括软件、电子器件和IoT服务。 主要客户包括领先的家用电器制造商,例如BSH,Rowenta,Kärcher或Medion,他们将我们的技术融入其产品中。 这家不断扩大的公司由Harold Artés和Michael Schahpar于2009年成立,已注册了70多项专利,并雇用了由70名高技能人员组成的国际团队。Robert Bosch风险投资集团,Innovacom和CMC-IC等知名投资者以及SEB联盟 SEB集团(包括Rowenta)的关联公司)正在支持该公司在全球市场的渗透。




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