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Video: This UV light robot looks like a Roomba but cleans countertops

29 April 2020

In a time where COVID-19 has most of the population of the world sheltering in place, social distancing, washing hands and disinfecting surfaces, a new Kickstarter campaign has been launched for a Roomba-type robot called the UV-RoboClean, which cleans the surfaces of a house such as those in kitchens and bathrooms using ultraviolet (UV) light.

UV light is one way of cleaning without the use of harmful disinfectants. The UV-RoboClean cleans 99.98% of viruses, germs, bacteria, mold spores and allergy-inducing microorganisms using a powerful UV lamp to impact their DNA, thus destroying them.

The robot is available in two modes including an autonomous mode, which allows the device to operate for hours with embedded sensors that detect edges to prevent the device from falling off of countertops. The second mode is a handheld cleaning mode where the wheels come off so the robot can be used to sterilize Amazon packages, food deliveries, bathrooms, doorknobs, gym equipment, luggage, baby items, personal items, toiletries and more.

The robot's UV lamp also comes with a gravity switch to protect consumers’ eyes when the robot is flipped upside down.

To support or buy the UV-RoboClean robot, visit the company’s Kickstarter campaign.

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