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Poland Robot blasts germs with UV

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The first Polish robot to use UV-C light for disinfection has been put to use in a hospital in Wrocław.

The machine constructed by Wrocław-based firm ControlTech can be used to disinfect almost any kind of surface including the corridors and rooms of the J. Gromkowskiego hospital on ul. Koszarowej killing all kind of germs including coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. The hospital has used ultraviolet light for sterilisation for a long time but using free standing ultraviolet liamps can be harmful to people. “We've combined a moving platform with sixteen UV-C lights, and we've created our own programming to control it,” says Grzegorz Góral, the vice president and founder of ControlTec. The robot performs its tasks independently and can even open doors for itself when it is integrated with the hospital network. It is even able to summon elevators. Once the area to be disinfected is closed off the robot can automatically turn on its UV-C lights and will automatically inform the user when its task has been completed. The robot is WE and CE certified.

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