Harnessing Synergies Between Robots and Humans

Harnessing Synergies Between Robots and Humans

In today's fast-paced world, airports, shopping malls, warehouses, factories and hospitals are high traffic premises, and keeping these large premises clean and well-maintained is no small feat. The AI robotic floor scrubber is a cutting-edge technology that has emerged as a game-changer in the cleaning industry for vast spaces. 

The benefits of using AI robotic floor scrubbers in large premises, some of which are massive, are valuable as we continue to learn and explore their capabilities. 

Enhanced Cleaning Efficiency: AI robotic floor scrubbers are equipped with advance sensors and intelligent algorithms that enable them to navigate and clean floors with exceptional efficiency and precision. Unlike traditional cleaning methods that may require significant manual labour and time, these automated robots integrate 2-in-1 cleaning tasks by simultaneously scrubbing and dust mopping, leaving the floors spotless and gleaming in a fraction of the time it would take a human crew.

Consistent Cleaning Standards: Human cleaners might experience fatigue, leading to inconsistent cleaning results over time. AI robotic scrubbers, on the other hand, maintain consistent cleaning standards and efficiencies. AI robotic scrubbers can operate round the clock, and only require a break after approximately 6 hours of continuous use for battery charging. Their ability to operate for extended periods contributes to the consistent cleaning performance in large premises.

Cost-Effectiveness: The initial investment in AI robotic floor scrubbers is high, however the long-term cost savings could be achieved over a 5 years period. The reduction in labour costs and increased productivity contribute to financial benefits. For example, one unit of AI robotic scrubber could clean 1,800m2 of area in an hour, potentially replacing 2 cleaners, hence reducing manpower needs.

Sustainable Cleaning: AI robotic floor scrubbers are eco-friendly machines for keeping wide space clean. Their smart technology allows them to optimize resources consumption, potentially reducing 75% of electricity consumption, 90% of water usage, and 50% of cleaning detergents compared to conventional cleaning methods. This contributes to more sustainable cleaning practices and reducing the overall environmental impact.

Real-Time Management: AI-powered robotic scrubbers can be operated via digital devices such as laptops, tablets, or mobile applications. Supervisors can monitor cleaning patterns anywhere at any time, identify high-traffic areas, and optimize cleaning routes based on real-time updates, leading to more efficient and targeted cleaning.

However, like any technological innovation, AI robotic floor scrubbers do have their limitations. One of the primary challenges they face is movement in complex and dynamic environments. They might encounter various hindrances in their movement such as navigating around piles of rubbish, avoiding floor tapping lines, and manoeuvring through booths set up in retail malls. Additionally, they struggle with handling corners and tight spaces, that may still require manual cleaning to ensure thorough and meticulous cleaning. 

To successfully adapt AI robotic floor scrubbers in large premises, a comprehensive strategy is essential. First and foremost, a thorough analysis of the space's layout and cleaning needs is crucial to determine the most effective deployment of the robots. Mapping the premises and identifying high-traffic areas, cleaning hotspots, and potential obstacles will help optimize the robot’s cleaning routes and enhance their overall performance.

Furthermore, it's essential to acknowledge that AI robots are not meant to replace human cleaners entirely. Rather, they complement human efforts, forming a super team that combines the precision and tirelessness of robots with the adaptability and problem-solving abilities of humans. Understanding how the robot works and maximizing the outcomes require patience and time. By working collaboratively, human cleaners and AI robots can create a synergy that ensures an impeccably clean and well-maintained environment in large premises.

In conclusion, AI robotic floor scrubbers have become a transformative force in the cleaning industry, particularly in vast spaces. Their benefits make them valuable asset in maintaining cleanliness. However, acknowledging their limitations and adopting a thoughtful and strategic approach to their adaptation is key to unlocking their potential. When human cleaners work alongside with AI robotic floor scrubbers, it results in a super team that can provide us a pristine and welcoming environment.

Beyond Cost Effective Solutions

“Thank you, Maclean team, for the good support and on time completion of the cleaning activities as required at the Phase 2 cafeteria and Phase 2 new wing office floor without any delays which met client satisfaction.”


“The final cleaning has come to an end today. We appreciate your team's full commitment and cooperation in ensuring the successful completion of the cleaning work at Plot H. Your site person in charge and his team has performed well throughout the cleaning period. Their prompt response and action as well as their workmanship on the end-product satisfied us.”


“I would like to take this opportunity to first, thank you for the 9 years of services to the hospital. Maclean has offered a top-level cleaning service with the magnificent team of client service right down to the cleaner.

I am particularly writing to appreciate the cleaner, namely BAL BAHADUR, M. SUMON and MASLINDAH for their professionalism and exceptional work ethic. They are punctual, dependable and presented with more than what has been asked of them.”


“We are writing to express my sincere appreciation for the exceptional work of the cleaning crew who was responsible for maintaining the cleanliness of our office premises. Over the past few weeks, we have observed the excellent work that Nur Alom has been doing, and we must say that his dedication and professionalism are truly commendable.

I have personally witnessed Nur Alom going the extra miles to ensure that the office is clean and hygienic especially during these challenging times post pandemic. His commitment to maintaining a clean and safe environment has been exceptional, and he has made a significant contribution to keep our workplace safe and healthy for all employees. “


“We would like to express our thanks towards janitor Suriakala for excellent cleaning services rendered during Deep Cleaning activities on 14th and 28th January 2023. As well, we find her job deliverance is excellent and committed on daily routine tasks.

Hereby, we extend our thanks to Bobby, Fahmi for their prompt response of any inquiries and replacement planning during janitor's absence. We are also thankful to be supported by the Maclean team for

  • deep cleaning upholstery office chairs, sofa
  • fabric wall meeting rooms
  • fabric cubicle – employee workstation areas
  • lobby reception, breakout area, workstation area
  • floor scrubbing at carpeted area total approximately 3,617sqft
  • floor scrubbing at pantry vinyl floor area"

“Excellent cleaning services. Prompt response of any inquiries and fast planning during your janitor on leave”


“Excellent service during the summer break for the school opening preparations - efficient, gracious customer service, the level of detail and accountability you have demonstrated on the housekeeping service.”


Our Supervisors and Crew Are Well Trained

“I received a verbal compliment from client on Crew’s performance & improvement after we had engagement meeting. Well done and keep up the good work!”


“Services provided by the crew on site was good and amazing, especially the head of the crew obviously showing his excellent performance on managing his team that provided high quality cleanliness service throughout the year. They have shown a great team spirit and hope this can continue and maintained in future. I would also take this opportunity to congratulate Miss Nadia who trained such a good team and of course your good services to our company as well.”


“Thank you very much for the team you lead! Professional and high efficiency!”


“Convey our outmost appreciations for the excellent service provided to our team in Bayan Lepas. Your team, which is Samy and his supportive team, have been doing great jobs & supported us. Samy has been committed to all the tasks given with fast response from him & the teams.”


“Formally and sincerely express our gratitude for the amazing honesty your team shown during recently lost and found case. Nurhayati Binti Abdullah had shown exceptional discipline and dedication to her daily work. Her actions directly impacted our image and Maclean directly benefited the team and company on a greater level. Once again, thank you for the leadership shown by Maclean’s management team – Kak Mis on the diligence and integrity adopted for all the team on the site.”


“Layanan yang sangat baik, berdisiplin, komited, sabar, berbudi bahasa dan sentiasa positif.”

3S Centre

“Thank You for the Good Service. I would like to express my deep appreciation for the women who are doing the cleaning at our premise. I am very satisfied with their work! I would like to thank Diana (supervisor) and Sajib who always monitor and ensure someone to cover when the cleaners go on leave. Good teamwork and dependable.”


We Are Well Versed with Various Industry Compliancy Requirements

“Congratulations “Maclean Team” as all cleaners have successfully passed the EHS training that was conducted on site.

We are satisfied with their service”


“Thanks for your team’s kind support to maintain the cleanliness of our LMM plant during our two important events:

(1) EHS Corporate Audit

(2) EHS Plan Forum Recognition”


“Thank you very much for giving 100% support and for ensuring we followed and maintained proper social distancing amid the events.”


“Gratitude for Maclean’s performance and support during our compliance audit held last October. Maclean’s team has made so much effort in order to keep our business running with full compliance. It's a good image that we comply to every legal requirement that was relevant with Maclean’s help. Maimunah has been key player into this Audit weeks.”


“Many thanks to Zura for the last compliance audit which covered compliance in pharmaceuticals.”


“Our management would like to take the opportunity to sincerely thank you for the excellent service provided to our facility especially for the fresh goods department, for maintaining cleanliness as per our standard.”


“Able to answer questions from Auditor during ISO Audit.”


Understanding Urgency and Providing Personalised Attention

“We would like to extend our greatest appreciation to you and your team for all the hard work going the extra mile ensuring everything is ready for the event. We know there were a quite a bit of last-minute requests, but you guys managed to extend your excellent service and that made a difference definitely. We appreciate your contribution and management also relay their appreciation and gratitude to all the Janitor team. Thank you so much for being good support for this event and hope this good performance can be maintained.”


“Hope you are doing great. For the past few months Samy Rau has been supervising our Penang location. We are very grateful that he has been showing his interest and helping me to solve a lot of problems. His presence here during the site visit has made us able to voice up regarding most issues directly. Most pending issues have been resolved. We hope that we will make a better team in future.”


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank Samy and the team, especially Ali Raihan, Sajib Sikdar and all Maclean team members for helping our team on the water leaking issue that happened. Their fast respond to our call during midnight and coming to help us to handle the situation. Keep it up and continue to work together and support our Facilities team.”


“They are remarkable with their attitudes. The way they go above and beyond to ensure that all our events are presented well, their sense of collaboration and attention to detail is greatly valued.”


“I would like to extend our appreciation for the amazing work done by your team on site especially team leader, Maimunah in supporting several occasions of main event. They have been supportive in terms of logistic, pre-event preparation and on top of that making the event running smoothly.

Please pass my appreciation to Maimunah, Sulaiman, Susilawati and Haipah for their support.”


In addition to the above, we are proud and grateful to receive 2 awards from CBRE:

  • Exceptional Service Award 2022 
  • Best Safety and Covid Response Award 2022

So, try us out and experience the Maclean service first-hand. 

To find out more on how we give you the best value for your budget without compromising your health or safety, please connect with us at 03-7773 0300 or enquire@maclean.com.my.

September 2023
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