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HNU-developed disinfection robot assists in COVID-19 virus fight

Updated: 2020-03-24

The disinfection robot, which Hainan University (HNU) professor Shen Zhong took part in its research and development, has been deployed at the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.

The robot, which features a three-in-one disinfection mode of hydrogen peroxide, ultraviolet light, and plasma, boasts a sterilization rate of 99.9999 percent. Navigation technology enables the robot to avoid obstacles autonomously. Not only can it reduce cross-infection risks, but it also improves efficiency.

The robot has been developed by Shanghai TMiRob since 2015. The team led by HNU professor Shen Zhong takes charge of the design of its indoor positioning service, which garnered the second prize of the Science & Technology Progress Award of Hainan Province.

More than 100 such robots have been put into use in Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University, Tongji Hospital affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science & Technology, as well as Union Hospital affiliated to Tongji Medical College of Huazhong University of Science & Technology.

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The disinfection robot has been deployed at the front lines of the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.