Now, just before the end of 2020, LG presents its new CLOi robot, it is an autonomous robot with disinfecting UV light. It has been developed in order to fight COVID-19.
The last robot of LG arrives with artificial intelligence and wheels in the base. It is able to move around tables, chairs, and furniture for disinfecting purposes.
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The LG CLOi robot comes equipped with several tubes that emit ultraviolet C light (UV-C), which has already proven efficient in combating COVID-19 on surfaces. The objective of the South Korean company is to use this robot in hotels, schools, events, etc.
Specifically, the LG CLOi robot emits light in the spectrum between 100 and 280 nanometers. This strip can be harmful to human beings, but different studies have shown that it is effective to fight against the virus.
Because of this, the robot is designed to follow established cleaning routines and can be monitored through the smartphone. The idea is that employees should not approach the robot when it is operating. To avoid any incidents, the LG CLOi robot has a security lock that detects human movement, has an emergency stop button, and it can also be stopped from the remote mobile application.
The disinfection time of a room is between 15 and 30 minutes, as described by LG. The official autonomy of the robot has not been disclosed, but they explain that it is sufficient to “disinfect multiple areas with a single load”. According to MIT researchers, these robots are capable of neutralizing approximately 90% of the coronavirus particles on surfaces.
During the first months of 2021, we will learn more details about LG CLOi disinfecting robot. Specifically, the company will reveal more information at CES 2021, which will be held virtually.