UVC Cleaning Robots May Be the Future of Worker and Consumer Protection

Researchers at MIT are working with Ava Robotics to provide a sanitary solution for spaces with high foot traffic

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MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) teamed up with intelligent mobility robotics company Ava Robotics and the Greater Boston Food Bank (GBFB) to create a robot that can clean 4,000-square-foot spaces to CDC standards in as little as 30 minutes. The researchers involved believe the CSAIL robot may be the future of keeping shopping centers, grocery stores, restaurants, airplanes and living spaces—basically anywhere with heavy foot traffic—safe from Covid-19.

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