Given its labour intensive and potentially dangerous nature, should autonomous platforms perform the deep-clean stage of a COVID-19 decontamination clean?

It’s the topic of conversation currently circulating every dinner table, work place and public space: COVID-19. A conversation always quickly succeeded by discussion on how this virus can be trumped. But where does the use of autonomous platforms come in?

It’s become apparent worldwide that if we want to succeed in controlling the virus that a more preventative, rather than a reactive approach will need to be adopted. The latest hygiene recommendations when decontaminating an area is to perform a ‘deep-clean’ of the area.

The purpose of the ‘deep-clean’ is to wash down all surfaces in detergent first, ensuring the surface molecules have been rid of all contaminates. If this step is not performed prior to a clean, full decontamination cannot be guaranteed.

Given the labour intensive nature of the deep-clean process the question is begged; is there a place for the use of autonomous platforms in managing COVID-19 hygiene? The integration of ultraviolet robots in managing COVID-19 hygiene and decontamination seems like the natural and safest progression in controlling the virus’ spread.

Ultraviolet (UV) rays have the ability to destroy both surface and airborne bacteria and are already widely being used throughout the medical and dental industries. Combining UV rays with autonomous platforms significantly lowers the risk of human infection while the contaminated area is being sterilized.

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