Developed an Autonomous robot for disinfection of warehouses, killing coronaviruses Dragun | 29.06.2020
At mit developed a new way to protect the common areas from the coronavirus and other pathogenic microorganisms — a robot with a built-in ultraviolet.
Ultraviolet light disinfects the surface and neutralize the virus in the air, but it is dangerous to humans. Given this, laboratory for computer science and MIT artificial intelligence and Robotics have made Ava
a robot that autonomously moves and disinfect the premises.
The prototype was tested in a charity Boston Food Bank, which collects food for the needy. The robot went around the room with a speed of 350 meters per hour, which allowed him
disinfect 370m2 for half an hour and to neutralize 90% of the particles of coronavirus on surfaces of the warehouse.
This approach can be used for stand-alone disinfection other places — factories, restaurants, supermarkets and schools. The robot can scan the space and to move between specified points.
Remote control minimizes the human control and the risk of spreading COVID-19.
UV light has long been used for sterilization facilities in medical institutions. Now the University has setup with ultraviolet radiation for disinfection
metro and buses.
We will remind that in April of this year, this robot, presented Sberbank.
The prototype is installed an ultraviolet lamp total power of 100 watts, allowing you to disinfect a room about 20 m2 for 5 minutes.
The robot once is enough “show” room, after which he will be able to disinfect, and with the appearance in the room of a person lamp Pousada and the process will automatically