Covid-19: Singapore Researchers Build Disinfection Robot

As the search for the solution to the novel coronavirus continues, singapore researchers have invented a disinfecting robot with an arm that mimics human movement.

The idea is also to help take the load off overworked cleaners during the coronavirus pandemic.

According to AFP, the “XDBOT” is a box-shaped creation on wheels mounted with a dexterous robotic limb, which can reach awkward locations such as under tables and beds.

On how effective this new innovation can be, The Punch also reports that the robot, built by researchers at the city-state’s Nanyang Technological University, has a high-powered nozzle for spraying disinfectant and can tackle large surfaces rapidly.

Concerning the level of risks involved in during usage, it was also revealed that, it can be controlled remotely with a laptop or tablet, reducing the risk to cleaners of becoming infected with the virus, which has killed over 140,000 people worldwide.

Chen I-Ming, an NTU scientist who led the project also sahred his view concerning the innovation. He said, “Using our new robot from a distance, a human operator can precisely control the disinfection process…  with zero contact with surfaces.”


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