Self-driving vehicles are used more and more frequently in the commercial environment: as load carriers in warehouses or as transport vehicles in ports. They could also take on meaningful tasks in street cleaning, for which a lot of staff still have to be sent out on the track. However, polluted streets and squares for robots are complex cases for which there is little experience.
Frankfurter Entsorgungs- und Service GmbH (FES) uses an autonomous sweeper from the Berlin start-up Enway at its depot. The goal: to try out whether and how such robots can supplement the work of street cleaning in the future. The machine follows a preprogrammed route, recognizes