Robots have been added to the cleaning staff at Miami International Airport.
Two fully autonomous vehicles are now driving through Concourse D, and can run on their own for over four hours. Each machine is capable of cleaning up to 80,000 square feet during that time.
The machines are being deployed by C&W Services, a longtime facilities maintenance partner at the airport.
Cleanliness is a major priority for new MIA Director Lester Sola, and the machines are being deployed by C&W as part of a wider effort called Project Sparkle.
Other initiatives include a test pilot program in four bathrooms to improve cleanliness. New disinfectants, cleaning product hand sanitizers, automated paper towel dispensers and survey tablets are among the improvements.
The robotic floor cleaners and bathrrom improvements will be deployed airport-wide if successful.
C&W has a staff of 672 cleaning professionals at MIA.