MIT researchers recently created a robot with UVC light that has the ability to disinfect surfaces. In order to create the UVC light robot, the CSAIL lab at MIT worked in collaboration with AVA Robotics. The team of researchers also indicated that the autonomous robot could help to keep communal spaces clean, including factories, restaurants, and more.
The robot was tested at the Greater Boston Food Bank warehouse, where it was able to remove nearly all of the coronavirus particles on surfaces at the location.
Alyssa Pierson, a CSAIL researcher, made a statement about the project, “We are focused on remote operation to minimize human supervision, and therefore, the additional risk of spreading Covid-19, while running our system.”
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