Skyline Raises $3.35M for Window-Cleaning Robots

The robots are designed to automate high-rise window washing and provide an ‘economical alternative’ to human workers

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

August 10, 2023

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Skyline's Ozmo robot in action

Skyline has closed its latest funding round with $3.35 million for its pipeline of high-rise window-cleaning robots.

The funding was raised through a SAFE Note (Simple Agreement for Future Equity) and brings Skyline’s total funding to $12 million.

The funds will be used to accelerate its plans to expand into global markets, and progress its pipeline of cleaning robots, according to the company. 

“Despite a difficult economy, Skyline Robotics remains an attractive target to investors,” said Michael Brown, Skyline Robotics’ CEO. 

The New York-based startup launched Ozmo, an industrial autonomous window-cleaning robot, in 2019. The model combines AI, machine learning and computer vision and is designed to address ongoing labor shortages and worker safety issues in various industries, according to Skyline.

“The smart robot combines artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision with advanced robotics and sensors to offer a smarter, faster, safer, and more economical alternative to human window washers,” the company said in a statement. “Rather than replace human window washers, Skyline aims to create a working partnership between humans and robots, as humans control Ozmo from a safe distance, out of harm’s way.”

Ozmo robots have already been deployed in New York City in partnership with maintenance company Platinum, and patents have been granted for use in Japan and Singapore. Skyline said it aims to move into global markets as part of its 2023 business operation plans.

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“Skyline’s advancements in automated window cleaning are having a transformational effect on the entire window washing industry,” said James Halpin, Platinum’s CEO. “From New York City to other leading cities around the globe, the company is using artificial intelligence to manage facade health while making the industry safer.”

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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