Engineering Team Develops Disinfection Robot in Just One Week
It took only one week for Siemens and Aucma to develop an idea into a prototype for an intelligent disinfection robot, which will soon join the battle against Coronavirus and other viruses in hospitals. The robot can disinfect up to 36,000 square meters in one hour and features a robust chassis that can overcome obstacles and navigate slopes.
Since the Corona outbreak, there has been an urgent need in many hospitals for disinfection robots that can free people from having to disinfect high-risk areas. Most disinfection robots combine a petrol-driven mistorizer gun with an electric chassis. However, on-site refueling of robots is neither clean nor convenient. The team therefore decided to develop purely electric disinfection robots to better cater to the needs of hospitals. The greatest challenges for the developers included ensuring maximum sterilization impact with less disinfectant consumption and providing 360 degree coverage even in confined areas.
Powered by a lithium battery, a robot with double mistorizer guns can disinfect 20,000 to 36,000 square meters in one hour. A 360 degree camera platform on the top transmits videos and information in real time, coupled with an intelligent vision algorithm that allows the operator to remotely locate affected areas and prevent the spread of infectious diseases at low cost. To make the robots operate easily on various road surfaces, the team adopted a caterpillar chassis instead of wheels to improve their ability to surmount obstacles and handle slopes.