Meet the hospital-cleaning singing robot

VARIOUS OF CLEANING ROBOT "FRANZISKA" AT HOSPITAL, SPEAKING (German):

"Hi, my name is Franziska. Nice to meet you. You want to know my birthday, how my day was? I had a very productive day, I have done very well with all my tasks. I am going to do some cleaning now."

Location: Munich, Germany

"Franziska" is a talking, singing, and joke-telling robot

which can clean floors for 10 hours on one charge

It receives commands by smartphone

and only uses 0.21 gallons of water per hour

(SOUNDBITE) (German) CONSTANZE RETTLER, JUNIOR HEAD OF DR. RETTLER CLEANING SERVICE, SAYING:

"She is a great cleaning force and the best part is, she brings a lot of joy. She can sing, she can rap, she can tell jokes. We also notice that staff say 'Hello Franzi, good morning!' That is actually the greatest value that Franzi brings to us."

Video Transcript

FRANZISKA: [SPEAKING GERMAN]

INTERPRETER: Hi, my name is Franziska. Nice to meet you.

FRANZISKA: [SPEAKING GERMAN]

CONSTANZE RETTLER: [SPEAKING GERMAN]

INTERPRETER: She is a great cleaning force. And the best part is, she brings a lot of joy. She can sing. She can rap. She can tell jokes. We also notice that staff say, "Hello Franzi, good morning!" That is actually the greatest value that Franzi brings to us.

FRANZISKA: (SINGING)