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Researchers from MIT have developed a new way to keep shared spaces free of the coronavirus and other pathogens: a UVC light-equipped robot.Researchers from MIT have developed a new way to keep shared spaces free of the coronavirus and other pathogens: a UVC light-equipped robot.

Autonomous robot uses UVC light to disinfect warehouses | Engadget

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL), in collaboration with Ava Robotics and the Greater Boston Food Bank, designed a robot that disinfects surfaces and neutralizes aerosolized coronavirus with UV-C light. The approach uses a custom UV-C light fixture designed at CSAIL that is integrated with Ava Robotics’ mobile robot base.Using UV-C light, the system can disinfect a warehouse floor in half an hour — and could one day be employed in grocery stores, schools, and other spaces.

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The machine uses a type of short-wavelength ultraviolet light called UVC to kill microorganisms and disrupt their DNA in a process known as 'ultraviolet germicidal irradiation'.The machine uses a type of short-wavelength ultraviolet light called UVC to kill microorganisms and disrupt their DNA in a process known as 'ultraviolet germicidal irradiation'.

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