A team of Romanian researchers from the Modulab research and development laboratory in Bucharest created the first functional prototype of an autonomous disinfection robot, without contact, with the help of UV-C radiation, which has proven efficacy in destroying pathogens, including in combating the new coronavirus.
Equipped with high-flux UV-C fluorescent tubes, the robot can destroy any viruses, bacteria and fungi as a result of the action of ultraviolet radiation on their DNA and RNA. The prototype created is the result of the initiative initiated by the Modulab team to adapt the projects in progress, in an attempt to contribute to the global effort to control and stop the SARS-COV-2 epidemic.
“At this moment we have a prototype tested and functional. If there is demand and interested investors, we are ready to produce it”, says Paul Popescu, Modulab founder, for the press.
The Modulab team behind this robot developed this prototype in record time. The specialists adapted an autonomous robotic transport platform that they had already built for intelligent warehouses. Thus, the intelligent robot can avoid fixed or moving obstacles and can navigate any surface completely autonomously or operated remotely.
Together with Agora Robotics, Modulab has developed a complete standalone robotic navigation solution, successfully integrated into an industrial cleaning platform and a warehouse transport platform. However, it can have multiple applications – telepresence robots, remote monitoring or different services that involve autonomous movement.