Autonomous UV-C disinfection using robotic platforms
This project aims at the R&D of two automated robotic solutions for UV-C disinfection of industrial, commercial, academic and public spaces:
- An AGV equipped with UV-C lamps, capable of autonomous navigation;
- A robotic arm equipped with electrostatic gripper, capable of handling non-rigid materials (e.g. fabric, leather and paper) and maximizing their exposure to UV-C radiation.
The R&D of these two systems makes it possible to respond to the immediate needs of vital industries in the Portuguese business sector in response to Covid-19, providing technologically advanced solutions developed and produced in Portugal.
In the future, these resources will be adapted to perform other productive tasks, not extinguishing their value with the end of the pandemic.