Robots That Disinfect Surfaces With UV Light To Join Covid-19 Fight


Robots that can disinfect surfaces using UV light have joined the fight against COVID-19. The article also cautions against exposure to UV light due to its harmful effects to skin and eyes.

To quote:

"As UV-C light kills around 99 per cent of bacteria and has been clinically proven to eliminate viruses, the robots will disinfect surfaces more effectively than manual cleaning and spraying disinfectant solutions, reduce the need for cleaners and also help protect the health of front-line cleaning staff.

To prevent mall users from getting too close and risking exposure to the UV-C light, which can be harmful to the skin and eyes, staff will either close the doors or set up a temporary opaque partition to separate people from where the robots are working."