SEOUL, July 1 (Korea Bizwire) — Hyundai Robotics Co., the largest industrial robot manufacturer in South Korea, said Thursday it will release an innovative disinfection robot enabling face-to-face disinfection.
The newly-developed robot uses plasma sterilization, a method that has been used for the sterilization of surgical instruments at hospitals, to sterilize the air, while carrying out floor sterilization using ultraviolet-C (UV-C) LEDs installed on its underside that enable face-to-face disinfection.
The existing disinfection robots in the market typically spray disinfectants that are harmful to humans, while being limited only to non-face-to-face disinfection since UV-C lamps causing skin diseases are installed on the front.
Hyundai Robotics’ disinfection robot removes various harmful bacteria through its internal plasma sterilization and emits purified air from a vent at the top.
Mounted with eight different types of sensors, it can sense ultra-fine dust and organic chemical compounds in the air and intake and purify them through three-tiered filters.
The robot can disinfect an area of 152 square meters without moving, and can also operate in a self-driving mode. Accordingly, it can carry out disinfection work in lobbies and hallways of buildings where it is hard to install air purifiers and sterilizers.
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