LG Autonomous Disinfecting Robot
LG is doing its part to limit the spread of COVID-19. The electronics company is using its experience in robotics, artificial intelligence, and autonomous vehicles to build a robot capable of eliminating germs and viruses with ultraviolet C (UV-C) 1 light. Using autonomous technology, the robot can navigate around furniture in high-traffic, high-touch areas like schools, restaurants, and hotels to sanitize a room's touchable surfaces in 15-30 minutes, depending on the size. An accompanying mobile app will allow users to monitor its progress while built-in human motion detection sensors minimize employee exposure to the UV rays. The robot will be officially unveiled at Digital CES 2021 and is expected to be available in the United States in early 2021.