LG Electronics has released a disinfection robot that will help curb the spread of COVID-19. The LG Cloi Disinfectbot has UV-C lamps on its sides. The wavelength of ultraviolet radiation is between 100 and 280 nm, which makes the robot effective in killing germs, the company said.
In tests he did Korea Conformity Laboratories, a Seoul research institute, the UV-C lamp in the robot proved 99,9% effective in killing coliform bacteria and staphylococcus aureus within a radius of one meter.
The disinfection robot is 160 cm high and has technology Autonomous driving to overcome any obstacles, while designed to disinfect objects and areas that are accessible by hand, LG added. LG will deploy the robots in various facilities such as hotels, hospitals and schools, where there are many separate and independent spaces.
LG Electronics disinfection robots will help alleviate the workload of employees in the field of health, at a time when disinfection is more important than ever due to the global health crisis pandemic of COVID-19. THE company also develops an alternative version which sprays disinfectants instead of having a UV-C lamp. This version will be more suitable for places with more open spaces such as offices, restaurants and transport stations.
It is worth noting that South Korea is experiencing a rise in COVID-19 cases this month. Last Tuesday, Seoul announced a new curfew after 21pm in restaurants, bars and cafes. In addition, gyms and karaoke bars were ordered to close completely. On the same day, the country had 00 confirmed cases and 38.755 deaths.
In November, LG began testing for service to deliver orders with robots at its headquarters in Seoul. Thus, the Employees they can order food from the mini market via chat Whatsapp "KakaoTalk" and be delivered to them by a robot.