Germicidal Robotic Systems
Coronavirus is highly contagious. It can remain active and infectious on cardboard, fabric, and paper for up to 24 hours, on plastic, stainless steel, and countertops for up to three days. Decontamination, sterilization, and disinfection are standard procedures to prevent and reduce the spreads of COVID-19. The conventional method of decontamination and disinfection is through manual cleaning, which is labor-intensive, error-prone, and ultimately unable to disinfect completely.
There is a wealth of evidence indicating the effectiveness of the ultraviolet germicidal irradiation, UVC, as a disinfection method for the prevention of various infectious diseases. This proposal presents a low-cost and automated approach to disinfect enclosed environments. We use UVC, robotics, and artificial intelligence to present efficient and affordable solutions. The proposed design not only is beneficial to the Canadian healthcare and public systems but also to other countries, particularly the countries with weaker healthcare systems.