UV Disinfection Robot For Office and Commercial Spaces | Robot News
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Update!!…Swiss Startup Developing UV Disinfection Robot for Office and
Co-founder and CEO of Rovenso, Thomas Estier
said that developing UV-C Disinfection Robot might be the better idea on how
robots could be helpful during Covid-19 Pandemic.
Estier also stated that, first
question that a company has to ask when considering a new application is,
whether they can offer something unique. Moreover, the present crisis also
motivated them o consider existing solutions for disinfection. He realized that
these solutions will not work for large workshops and offices.
He says “Instead, it would make sense
for a robot to ‘understand’ its environment and act intelligently and to better
spend its energy, and this loop of sense-analyze-act is the essence of
robotics. When you use the full power of robotics, then you can really innovate
with new use cases.”
Thereafter in 3 weeks, Estier and his team developed a highly mobile security UV Disinfection Robot for Office and Commercial Spaces into an autonomous and efficient coronavirus destroyer.
Most interesting thing is, after seeing Roveo’s design, the quick word we get in to mind is, it’s a little, different looking. By seeing above video you might wonder why Rovenso doesn’t just use a conventional mobile base a Turtlebot, a Husky, a Freight, or any number of other options that are simple and affordable.
And the simple reason is ROVéo can handle stairs. Yes!!… Those tiny powered wheels with the enormous, cleverly designed suspension have no problems with stairs. Moreover, It is also able to handle other terrain challenges.
Surfaces that the robot targets
· Handrails and other equipment
Relative to other UV-C disinfecting
robots, ROVéo is taking a targeted approach, with the goal of being able to
much more efficiently disinfect larger spaces like industrial or commercial
areas. But these robots are just not practical for an office complex, where
you’ve got to cover a lot more ground.
ROVéo’s solution is to autonomously
map its 3D environment with lidar, analyze that map, and then focus its UV-C
disinfection system just on surfaces where humans touch. Estier is using a
simulation of UV-C radiation to determine how long it needs to treat a surface
to achieve a 99 percent disinfection rate.
Estier also stated that we will not
get that same whole-environment sterilization that larger UV disinfecting
robots offer. Instead of that, we can significantly reducing the viral load in
just the places where it’s most important to do so. These robots are may not be
right choice for hospitals, but it could bring a substantial amount of safety
to other spaces with less stringent requirements.
Estier says that Rovenso is all prepared
to supply these robots to interested companies if this prototype gets traction.
Specifically, Rovenso is investigating in industries like pharma, biotech,
medtech, and perhaps foodtech, where specifically targets wet labs. Like other
disinfecting robots, ROVéo would enhance rather than replace existing cleaning
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Estier suggests that it could be
offered as a service for several hundred dollars per week, which seems like not
a whole lot for companies that want to offer an additional layer of protection
for their employees.