UV Robot Will Disinfect the Greater Boston Food Bank

Interesting Engineering | Jun 29, 2020 at 9:08 PM
  • With restrictions easing amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s important that surfaces are kept clean to combat the spread of the virus.
  • The new system uses a custom UV-C light fixture designed at CSAIL that is integrated with Ava Robotics’ mobile robot base.
  • The team added a UV-C array on top of the robot for disinfecting surfaces that uses short-wavelength ultraviolet light to kill microorganisms and disrupt their DNA — a process called ultraviolet germicidal irradiation.