Here comes the age of technology were almost everything is believed to be possible with the aid of technology. It is no longer a news that many doctors has lost their lives on the process of attending to COVID-19 patients. But today, doctors don’t need a direct contact with a covid -19 patient again.
To further reduce the risk of contamination and total eradication of the deadly virus, The Tokyo-based Farmroid Company has developed a robot that can kill the coronavirus on surfaces by emitting strong ultra-violet (UV) rays.
According to the NHK broadcaster, the company developed the robot together with the local authorities in the Itabashi ward, a municipality in northern Tokyo, and Nihon University Itabashi Hospital.
Media had it that the robot has eight lamps and emits UV rays onto floors and walls.
The broadcaster, citing researcher Aida Yoko, reported that the robot could reduce COVID-19 to undetectable level after emitting UV rays for a certain period of time.
NHK, also citing the manufacturer, said that the robot should be operated remotely and with precautions as UV rays could be harmful to humans.
The robot is already in use in the university and several other facilities, including shopping malls.