Learn what’s new and improved in the latest updates to the BrainOS software for autonomous floor care machines. We update BrainOS regularly to give you a better experience and fix issues. These release notes explain what’s new and improved.

* Some features not available for all device types.

Autonomous Scrubbers

 

BrainOS Release – 3.5.0

Released April 2022

NEW FEATURES

  • New Preferences Menu in Settings
    • Users can now toggle certain features on or off directly from the UI.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved Area Fill by implementing algorithmic enhancements that automatically segments complex spaces into more efficient cleaning sections.
    • Better suited for ‘real world’ environments.
    • Increased efficiency by reducing overlap.
  • Improved Mobile Alerts accessibility
    • Added an additional access point for connecting to Mobile Alerts.

ONGOING BRAINOS INNOVATION

  • Under the hood improvements that make the robot smarter when operating in difficult environments.
  • Reduced steering wheel movement during autonomous operation.

 

BrainOS Release – 3.4.0

Released January 2022

New Features

  • Delayed Start
    • Users now have the ability to schedule when the robot starts its cleaning route(s) by delaying the start of autonomy in increments of 5 minutes, up to 15 hours!
  • 12 Routes per Marker
    • This new feature doubles the total number of autonomous cleaning routes available to you and your operators! It also simplifies operations by enabling operators to train and run up to 12 autonomous cleaning routes from a single Home Marker.
  • Release Notes on UI
    • A brief description of key changes which could impact operator workflow will now appear on the UI for major BrainOS releases. Notes can also be found in the Settings > About > Release Notes menu.
  • Route Sync*
    • Opt-in capability which enables sharing of routes between multiple machines for multi-machine sites and machine swaps. 

Usability Improvements

  • Improved Area Fill by optimizing the A.I. generated cleaning perimeter. The transit path from the Home Marker is now automatically recognized and removed from the Area Fill cleaning zone, enabling a more efficient cleaning route.
  • Improved Route Repeat by tracking the number of laps completed on the UI and enabling the operator to cancel looping without needing to exit autonomy.
  • Updated the user experience to show the intended direction of the machine with directional arrows on the UI during cleaning. Additionally, when an assist is resolved the UI will play a fun thank you animation.

Ongoing BrainOS Innovation

  • Under the hood improvement that will make localization more robust in dynamic environments and increase the reliability of dump/fill runs mid-route.

 

BrainOS Release – 3.3.0

Released October 2021

New Features

  • Stop & Honk
    • Users now have the ability to teach a route with specific Stop & Honk points along the trained path.
    • The Stop & Honk feature enables the operator to control exactly where they want the robot to make a complete stop before proceeding.
    • Multiple Stop & Honk locations can be trained throughout a single trained route.
    • The robot will stop in place at its trained position for 3 seconds after honking before continuing on its route.

Usability Improvements

  • Improved logic navigating around people to make operating in dynamic environments easy and natural.
  • Improved navigation performance in difficult AMR environments.
  • Updated advanced filtering algorithm for 3D depth image detection.
  • Updated thresholds for certified Side Safety System to optimize performance in specific environments.

International Language Support

  • BrainOS now supports two new language options – Czech & Polish

 

BrainOS Release – 3.2.0

Released July 2021

NEW FEATURES

  • Area Fill
    • A new way to teach the machine where you want it to clean. Simply drive the machine around the perimeter of a space, then the machine will fill it in on its own.
    • Suited for larger, wide-open spaces.
  • Route Label Keyboard for Alphanumeric languages
    • Operators will now be able to use the touchscreen to type in their own custom route labels using a QWERTY keyboard for alphanumeric languages.
  • UI Controlled Beeping
    • Available within the settings menu, operators will be able to enable the machine to beep every 5 seconds in autonomy.
  • Tap to Unlock & Joyride End-of-Route
    • New lock screen experience during operation that no longer hides useful assist information from operator view while maintaining touch screen security.
    • Prevents manual use of the machine once it has completed a route, or series of consecutive routes, until the security pin code is entered.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • System errors are now simplified into two distinct sub-categories to enable faster troubleshooting and error resolution.
  • Added Norwegian & Finnish language support on the UI.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.

 

BrainOS Release – 3.1.0

Released June 2021

NEW FEATURES

  • No-Go Zones*
    • Ability to enable virtual fencing to restrict robot’s access navigating too far from the trained path. Off by default, and suitable for corridors (hospitals & schools). This feature is auto-generated and extends 1 meter (3.28 ft) to the right and left of the trained path. Please contact Account Management to enable for specific use cases.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added alternative generic route labels for industrial applications.
  • Removed unnecessary robot alerts.
  • Translation corrections.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Improved sensor filtering.
  • Under the hood improvements relating to Human Robot Interactions (HRI).

 

BrainOS Release – 3.0.0

Released February 2021

NEW FEATURES

  • Simplified BrainOS User Interface
    • Complete overhaul of the BrainOS experience with Universal Design focused on iconography and simple text.
    • This allows the UI to be more user friendly to new operators, while remaining familiar to existing users.
  • Korean language support
    • To better support expanded usage across Asia, Korean is now a supported language in BrainOS.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Service and diagnostic tools improvements.
  • Autonomy usage reporting enhancements.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.17.0

Released September 2020

NEW FEATURES

  • Advanced 3D camera filtering
    • Implemented a proprietary solution to fix a manufacturer sensor limitation.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added optimizations to diagnostic tools.
  • Improved tight turn and U-turn performance.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.15.0

Released August 2020

NEW FEATURES

  • Latest innovation in motion planning
    • Improvements to trajectory optimization and overall robot performance.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added optimizations to diagnostic tools.
  • International language translations.
  • Reclassified assist codes and status messages to be more specific.
  • Improved hardware initialization process.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.13.0

Released July 2020

NEW FEATURES

  • Remote fleet management tools
    • Ability to disable route teaching for unauthorized users.
  • HIPAA compliant image blurring support
    • Compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
  • Operations Support
    • Developed test protocol for identifying LiDAR sensors with wide variances.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Removed extraneous data from the logs.
  • Added datasets for CSA objects test compliance.
  • Firmware and controller improvements.
  • Auto-calibration support.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.10.0

Released June 2020

NEW FEATURES

  • New Service Tools on the robot for added maintenance support
    • Enabled field calibration of the 3D cameras from the user interface (UI).

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Edited the Assist messaging to ensure that it was consistent across English and the other supported languages.
  • Updated the generic route labels.
  • Firmware and controller improvements.
  • Updated alerts, assists, error codes, route labels, end user license agreements (EULAs), and other items for consistency across multiple languages.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.9.0

Released May 2020

NEW FEATURES

  • Route Repeat improvements
    • Improved the Route Repeat (formerly Looping) feature to be configurable within the Route Selection screen.
  • Performance Benchmarking 
    • Pass/fail evaluation criteria.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added Danish as a supported language in BrainOS.
  • Added an animated GIF to provide users with feedback while the maps are saved into the route history.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.8.0

Released April 2020

NEW FEATURES

  • New service tools on the robot for added troubleshooting support
    • Added the ability to calibrate the 3D cameras on-site without calibration accessories using the command line interface.
  • Daily maintenance reminders
    • The screen displays a daily maintenance reminder upon power up to help improve performance, decrease certain assist messages, and decrease the need for customer service calls.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added Italian and Dutch language support.
  • Changed the color of the Screen Disabled notification to black and white for a better user experience.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.7.0

Released February 2020

NEW FEATURES

  • Consecutive Routes
    • Allows operators to clean multiple routes without having to return to the Main Menu on the screen or drive the machine back to re-scan the Home Marker.
  • Updated the user experience (UX)
    • Changed style elements for a variety of user interface assets- icons, fonts, menus, and more!

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved network signal.
  • New enhancements to the navigation for increased machine performance and square footage cleaned per hour.
  • Added Portuguese language support.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.6.0

Released October 2019

NEW FEATURES

  • New safety features to prevent unauthorized users from operating the machine
    • Standard PIN entry screen at the end of a route to prevent unauthorized manual driving or “joyriding.” This feature is Cloud configurable and disabled by default.
  • Improved safety best practices
    • Screen interaction is disabled while the machine is in motion (manual or autonomous modes). An error message displays if the screen is touched while the machine is in motion.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Now displaying a help message after repeated PIN entry failures.
  • Firmware updates are now prohibited while the machine is in motion.
  • Added German language UI support, and now displays the time in 24-hour format if the selected language is German.
  • The home marker codes are now displayed in numeric order.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.5.0

Released August 2019

NEW FEATURES

  • Added security and privacy compliance
    • Face blurring is standard and enabled by default.
  • Route History
    • New feature allowing users to access the Route History directly from the UI.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added new software boot-up error codes.
  • The firmware version is now displayed on the About screen.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.4.0

Released June 2019

NEW FEATURES

  • Added Learning Center videos in Spanish
    • Continuing to support international language requests.
  • New troubleshooting support
    • Added new error screens that can be used for troubleshooting machines with Brain Corp Technical Services.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added improvements to reduce route completion times.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.3.0

Released April 2019

NEW FEATURES

  • Learning Center
    • Created a new Learning Center menu option on the Main Menu, which provides end-user instructional videos. Within the Learning Center are three categories: Training, Periodic Maintenance, and Daily Maintenance. Each category provides corresponding instructional videos for end-users.
  • Usage Dashboard
    • New customer portal and dashboard for data monitoring that displays the previous day’s usage data.
  • Bootup Diagnostics
    • New Boot-up Errors screen that appears if one or more errors occur when booting up the machine. Each error has a corresponding fault code that can be used when contacting Tech Services.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Revised the alerts screen to include resolution instructions, as well as a numeric code that can be used when contacting Tech Services for assistance.
  • Reporting and portal enhancements.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.2.0

Released February 2019

NEW FEATURES

  • Centralized logs
    • Implemented fleet management logging that collects centralized logs for global remote troubleshooting and support.This provides the ability to efficiently maintain machines in the field.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Improved navigation software to support training routes for 90 minutes which facilitates autonomous route run times of up to 3 hours.
  • Revised the About screen display for increased readability.
  • Revised the Notifications screen to include a legal notice.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

BrainOS Release – 2.1.0

Released January 2019

NEW FEATURES

  • Introduced new error message alerts for enhanced usability
    • Added activity error messages to alert the user of an issue when a mistake is made when utilizing the machine, such as moving the machine after homing, teaching a route that is too short, etc.
  • Emergency Stop logic
    • When the Emergency Stop button is pressed during an autonomous route, the route can now be resumed by releasing the Emergency Stop button and pressing the blue Start/Pause button.
  • Smart Scrub
    • While in autonomous mode, the robot detects when it’s been in one spot for too long and will turn off the scrub brush to avoid swirls or damage to the floor.

USABILITY IMPROVEMENTS

  • Added Latin American Spanish translation of all UI screens.
  • When a cleaning route is completed and a phone is paired to the Cloud, two text messages are sent to the paired phone: Route Complete! and an image of the completed route.

ONGOING BRAINOS IMPROVEMENTS

  • Bug fixes.
  • Under the hood improvements.

 

 

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