LG Electronics claimed on Tuesday that it has introduced a disinfection robot that will assist in made up of the distribute of COVID-19.

LG Cloi Disinfectbot comes with ultraviolet-C (UV-C) lamps on its sides. UV-C has an emission wavelength in between 100 to 280nm that is efficient in killing germs, the organization mentioned.

The UV-C lamp on the robotic was demonstrated to be 99.9% successful in killing microorganisms coliform and staphylococcus aureus from inside of a metre radius by the Korea Conformity Laboratories, a national research institute, the organization stated.

The robot is 160cm tall and comes with autonomous driving technology so it can go as a result of hurdles. It was built to disinfect objects and parts that are reachable by hands, LG extra.

LG will deploy them in spots this sort of as resorts, hospitals, and colleges the place there are a lot of separated and independent areas.

The robots will support to reduce well being workers’ workloads at a time when disinfection is a lot more essential than at any time because of to the COVID-19 pandemic, the company reported.

The organization is also developing an alternate model that sprays disinfectants as an alternative of owning UV-C lamp. This edition will be much more appropriate for areas with more open up parts such as places of work, restaurants, and transportation stations, LG said.

South Korea is observing a spike in new COVID-19 instances this thirty day period. On Tuesday, the capital Seoul started imposing a new 9pm curfew on dining places, bars, and cafes. Gyms and karaoke bars have also been ordered to near totally. As of the exact day, the state has experienced 38,755 confirmed situations and 552 fatalities.

Meanwhile, past month, LG began trials for its in-doorway robotic delivery services at its headquarters in Seoul. Workforce can get meals from the comfort retailer by means of their KakaoTalk chat application and have a robot supply it to them. 

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