South Korean technology giant LG Electronics has launched a new type of disinfection robot in South Korea to help curb the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
As you know, the second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has swept across multiple countries, which brings back the need to maintain preventive measures, including the use of nasal masks, physical distancing and other similar measures.
To help check the spread of the virus, LG launched a dfisinfection robot equipped with ultraviolet C (UV-C) lights on the side.
LG said that the emission wavelength of the UV-C lamp is between 100 and 280nm, which can effectively kill bacteria.
The company also revealed that a study by the Korean National Compliance Laboratory showed that the UV-C lamp on the robot can effectively kill coliform and Staphylococcus aureus within a range of 9 meters.
In terms of structure, LG’s disinfection robot is 160 cm high and has autonomous driving technology, so it can cross obstacles.
It is designed to disinfect objects and areas that can be reached by the hand. The company plans to deploy them in places containing many independent spaces such as hotels, hospitals and schools.
The company said these robots will help reduce the workload of health workers when disinfection is more important than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
LG is also developing an alternative version that will spray disinfectant instead of UV-C lamps.
The company hinted that this version will be more suitable for open areas such as office spaces, restaurants and transportation stations.
It is expected that the Korean technology giant will officially display the disinfection robot at COEX’s 2020 Korea Electronics Show from December 9th to 12th.
China successfully contained the outbreak of the new coronavirus, in which robots played an important role.
In order to prevent the spread of diseases, various robots from disinfection robots, nursing robots, consultation robots to transportation robots have been deployed to fight diseases.