Disinfection has become a maxim this year, LG presents a new robot from the CLOi family that uses ultraviolet lights to disinfect the room. We have seen them more frequently throughout this year, in hospitals and supermarkets. These robots with ultraviolet lights allow to disinfect the entire surface of a room. Within this market comes the new LG robot .
Intended for commercial use, LG presents this one with wheels capable of moving autonomously through the room and corridors. Disinfect chairs, furniture, walls, and floors by radiating those UV lights.
This robot, which LG intends to use in schools, hospitals and events, among other destinations, emits light in the spectrum between 100 and 280 nanometers . The light is not harmful to people but it does allow to eliminate germs from the surface. ” Consumers can rest assured that LG’s UV robot will help reduce their exposure to potentially harmful germs, ” they say in the statement.
Due to its autonomous mobility technology, the robot can easily move around tables, chairs, and other furniture, typically irradiating a room’s touch surfaces in 15 to 30 minutes , sanitizing multiple areas on a single battery charge.
The Ministry of Health published a document in November dealing with the effectiveness of these disinfection devices in which it assured that “ the available evidence suggests that UV-C light devices could inactivate SARS-CoV-2 in an easy way. and fast. However, the available evidence is still scarce and very heterogeneous . “
Researchers from Tel Aviv University have also published during that month in the ‘ Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology B: Biology ‘ a study in which they show that ultraviolet light is used to disinfect surfaces with up to 99.9% efficiency in the range from 265 to 285 nm.
LG’s new robot will be presented at the CES 2021 technology fair in January, where its disinfection efficiency and autonomous movement control can be demonstrated. The robot detects the movement of people and animals to avoid them and has an emergency button to stop their movement. A virtual visit can be made to find out how it works in the first weeks of the year.