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UV-C disinfection robot

UV-C disinfection robot

The autonomous UV-C Disinfection Robot provide thorough and efficient UV disinfection for large indoor establishments

Background

Cleaning and disinfecting public spaces have become increasingly important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Based on Lingnan University (LU)’s development of a successful free sanitization service for over 1,000 subdivided flats by a mobile UV-C germicidal system last year, LU has achieved another breakthrough by constructing a smart Autonomous UV-C Disinfection Robot to provide thorough and efficient UV disinfection for large indoor establishments. While the whole disinfection process is automatic, it is far more effective and five times faster than manual disinfection with 1:99 diluted bleach.

 

Product Features

The autonomous UV-C disinfection robot provides 360-degree coverage through ultraviolet rays and sanitizes every corner of a designated venue. It works on a 253.7 nm wavelength and obliterates viruses, bacteria, and fungi with 99 percent reliability, preventing the spread of pathogens through the air and on the surface of objects.

Since UV-C is harmful to human skin and eyes, the robot is designed to operate independently, allowing disinfection to be conducted during off-hours of a venue. It is equipped with a laser-based radar system (LiDAR), using laser surveying and terrain mapping as well as obstacle detection to plan a path for disinfection and navigate intelligently to the destination. The automatic disinfection robot is particularly suitable for use in large indoor establishments, including schools, residential care homes, rehabilitation homes, libraries, and sports centers, and takes only 10 minutes to clean every corner of a 400-squa­­­­re-foot area, thus saving significant time and effort. The robot is also equipped with a built-in intelligent sensor to ensure that it automatically shuts down if it detects any animals or humans nearby.

 

 

Collaboration Opportunities

The team is seeking financial support to produce 50 autonomous UV-C disinfection robots by the end of 2021, to provide free disinfection services for schools, care homes, and NGOs. 

 

Media

03/2021 Lingnan University in Hong Kong develops autonomous UV-C disinfection robot providing effective and efficient sanitisation for large indoor establishments Cision PR Newswire
03/2021 【防疫技術】嶺南大學研發智能紫外光消毒機械人 Sing Tao Education (Video)
03/2021 嶺大研發紫外光機械人 10分鐘內能消毒400呎地方 RTHK
03/2021 【新冠肺炎】嶺大研智能紫外線消毒機械人 全自動清毒課室僅需10分鐘 ToPick.hket
03/2021 嶺大研發智能紫外光消毒機械人 10分鐘消毒400呎地方 e-zone
03/2021 嶺大研智能紫外光消毒機械人 10分鐘自動消毒400方呎課室 am730
03/2021 創新科技|嶺大研紫外光消毒機械人 室內場所消毒快人手5倍 Sky Post
03/2021 嶺大研智能紫外光消毒機械人 可測繪清潔路線 Headline Daily
03/2021 嶺大研發智能紫外光消毒機械人 可測繪清潔路線 Bastille Post
03/2021 嶺大研發智能紫外光消毒機械人 10分鐘完成400呎空間消毒 on.cc
05/2020 Lingnan uni, volunteers disinfect subdivided units using UV light The Standard

 

For enquiry or collaboration opportunities, please contact us at lei@ln.edu.hk