ROBOCARE – Fully Autonomous UV-C Disinfection Robot
A group of engineers presented a new autonomous robot that can disinfect even large and crowded rooms using ultraviolet light.
The joint development of Bucharest Robots, Asociatia Suport and the Romanian State Department of Emergency Situations is a mobile device with UV lamps mounted on top. UVD Robot functions completely autonomously and is programmed using a special tablet.
According to the developers, the UV spectrum used kills most viruses, bacteria, fungi and other pathogenic microorganisms. This allows you to effectively disinfect even large rooms with many people, which are often difficult to disinfect with traditional methods..
When used in hospital wards or operating rooms, the robot also helps protect personnel from infection. The first devices are already were admitted to several departments of Romanian medical institutions.
Disinfection is far from the only field of application of autonomous devices in medicine. Since last year, robots have already started helping nurses with a heavy and unskilled part of their work.
text: Ilya Bauer, photo: State Department of Emergencies
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