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Disinfecting Robot Combats COVID-19 with 6-Axis Robotic Arm That Mimics Human Movement

Disinfecting Robot Combats COVID-19 with 6-Axis Robotic Arm That Mimics Human Movement

Researchers from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) in Singapore are taking different measures to disinfect from a distance while protecting its citizens from the Coronavirus outbreak. They’ve developed a disinfection robot called the “eXtreme Disinfection roBOT (XDBOT).”

With the assistance of a human operator wirelessly or via a laptop or tablet, the eXtreme Disinfection roBOT can control the disinfection process with precision. This technological advancement also increases the cleaning of the surface area up to four times, with zero contact with surfaces. This greatly reduces the risk of people picking up the virus from potentially contaminated areas.



This is in part thanks to the eXtreme Disinfection roBOT’s electrostatic spray nozzle. This key feature of the semi-autonomous robot allows it the ability to evenly coat large, hard-to-reach or odd-shaped surfaces with disinfectant.

Cleaning staff have been stretched thin and working around the clock, not to mention, they are at risk. Cleaners’ hours in Singapore have reportedly doubled to 16 hours-a-day due to the lack of manpower. Therefore, the incorporation of the eXtreme Disinfection roBOT (XDBOT) would be a huge help.

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