San Diego, CA, April 05, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Brain Corp (“Brain”), an AI company specializing in the development of self-driving technology for robots, today announced a relationship with Tennant Company (“Tennant”) (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing cleaning products and solutions for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments. Throughout its history, Tennant Company has maintained a sharp focus on advancing the commercial cleaning industry by delivering new and innovative cleaning technologies.

Brain’s proprietary AI robotic technology software platform, BrainOS, automates commercial-grade equipment, including commercial floor care machines. The new relationship introduces autonomous cleaning machines that have been designed to maximize productivity and increase efficiency for Tennant customers. Tennant will introduce the autonomous machines initially to its customers in North America with further expansion into global markets. The first Tennant product powered by the BrainOS AI robotic technology will be its T7 Micro-Rider floor scrubber with additional models anticipated soon.

“By incorporating Brain’s operating system into our commercial cleaning line of products, we can offer the advanced technology and innovation that customers value in Tennant products,” commented Chris Killingstad, President and CEO of Tennant Company. “The BrainOS platform and autonomous navigation system, combined with Tennant’s market-leading after-sales service and support, provides an ideal solution to cleaning professionals who continually look for reliability, exceptional service and performance, extended machine life, and a reduction in the cost of ownership. We are very excited to be working with Brain as we roll-out autonomous cleaning equipment around the world.”

Robotics and AI technologies have made significant in-roads across multiple business sectors. Like many other industries, the cleaning industry is undergoing a transition as a result of disruptive technologies that are driving greater automation. Specifically, robotics offers smart, safe, and sustainable solutions to repetitive tasks while allowing organizations and its employees to focus on core competencies.

“We are very excited to be working with the Tennant team as we integrate our BrainOS technology into their floor care cleaning products,” said Dr. Eugene Izhikevich, Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of Brain. “When customers choose Tennant products they expect advanced innovation and technology. BrainOS-powered Tennant floor care products deliver on that promise while simultaneously providing higher performance, increased productivity and greater reliability.”

The commercial cleaning market is the initial application of the BrainOS robotics technology. BrainOS will be adapted to other markets as Brain develops its AI platform to solve an array of complex real-life problems.

Brain Operating System (BrainOS)

BrainOS® is the foundation of Brain’s platform technology. It is a proprietary operating system that integrates with off-the-shelf hardware and sensors to provide a cost-effective “brain” for robots. It plays the same role as Android OS plays for smartphones, but also includes computer vision and AI libraries that provide advanced self-driving capabilities for cluttered and dynamic indoor and outdoor environments.

About Brain Corp

Brain Corp is a San Diego-based AI company that partners with manufacturers of commercial equipment and consumer electronics to convert their manually-operated products into autonomous robots. Brain’s technology represents the next generation of artificial brains for robots. Brain Corporation is funded by the SoftBank Vision Fund and Qualcomm Ventures. For more information or to access videos of its robots, please visit www.braincorp.com.

About Tennant Company
Founded in 1870, Tennant Company (TNC), headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a world leader in designing, manufacturing and marketing solutions that empower customers to achieve quality cleaning performance, reduce their environmental impact and help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; detergent-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; cleaning tools and supplies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading surfaces. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant Company had sales of $1.0 billion in 2017 and has approximately 4,300 employees. Tennant has manufacturing operations throughout the world; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 100 countries. For more information, visit www.tennantco.com and www.ipcworldwide.com. The Tennant Company logo and other trademarks designated with the symbol “®” are trademarks of Tennant Company registered in the United States and/or other countries.

Karen Fisher, VP, Corporate Communications & PR
Brain Corp
marketing@braincorporation.com

Kathryn Lovik, Global Communications Director
Tennant Company
763-540-1212
kathryn.lovik@tennantco.com