Robots could automatically sanitise a whole ship, making it Covid-19 secure for passengers and crew
Purity Group subsidiary Autognity is working with UK-based Evolve Raybotix to provide [ultra-violet] UV-C Ozone disinfecting robots for restaurants, hotels, leisure centres, offices and schools.
These could also automatically disinfect ships, including cabins, restaurants and other social areas, preventing coronavirus and other infections from spreading.
The robots come in three sizes: Evolve Raybotix SOL, Evolve Raybotix EOS and Evolve Raybotix NEO for a wide range of applications in different sectors and spaces.
Evolve Raybotix director Amin Farah told Riviera Maritime Media these robots would have maritime applications for sanitising vessels and accommodation. “The NEO unit is ideal for smaller cabin spaces and is easily portable,” he said, “while the larger SOL machine would be able to navigate its way around a ship unsupervised once programmed.”
The robots operate off their own wifi and can be mobile or static as they either have rechargeable batteries and wheels or mains plug-in.
Evolve Raybotix robots can auto-map surroundings and use a combination of UV-C light and ozone to kill 99.9% of micro-organisms on all surfaces by destroying their DNA structures.
This is an environmentally friendly and chemical-free way to quickly and safely eliminate harmful bacteria and viruses, with cleaning times from just six minutes.
“Our parent company worked hard to develop a practical and powerful solution to the pandemic, and the result is a game changer for businesses and organisations needing to swiftly disinfect their facilities,” said Mr Farah. “Our robots provide a safe and thorough way to ensure peace of mind for staff and customers.”
Evolve Raybotix robots use inbuilt sensors to analyse and map their surroundings before each disinfection cycle begins.
They can then plan their route to easily avoid obstacles and minimise disinfection time. They also have an in-built motion-sensing automatic detection system to immediately stop when encountering moving objects or humans.