LG Electronics announced that it is developing an autonomous robot that will use ultraviolet C (UV-C) light to disinfect high-touch, high-traffic areas by combining its core competencies in robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous vehicles. LG plans to offer the UV robot for various B2B applications in the United States in early 2021.
Vice president Roh Kyu-chan, head of the robot business division in LG’s Business Solutions Company said, “This autonomous UV robot comes at a time when hygiene is of the highest priority for hotel guests, students and restaurant customers. Consumers can have the peace of mind that the LG UV robot will help reduce their exposure to potentially harmful germs”.
LG’s new robot will enable a new standard of hygiene by helping to disinfect high-touch, high-traffic areas. Because of its autonomous design, the robot will be able to move easily around tables, chairs and other furniture, irradiating a room’s touchable surfaces in 15 to 30 minutes, disinfecting multiple areas on a single battery charge.
LG’s robot can be integrated into cleaning routines without requiring extensive staff training or specialists. It will also enable staff to monitor progress to mobile phones or tablets. This robot is equipped with built-in safety lock activated by human motion detection sensors that will minimize the employee exposure to UV rays by pressing of an emergency stop button or via the mobile application.
Roh said, “A higher level of hygiene will be expected by customers in the contactless ecosystem which we are now facing. LG is committed to leveraging its diverse expertise in robotics, artificial intelligence and autonomous driving to develop creative solutions to tackle tomorrow’s challenges”.
You can read more details here.