Disinfecting drones and robots are hard at work trying to minimize coronavirus risk


Mercedez-Benz Stadium claimed that the disinfecting drones will reduce the time and staff required to clean the area by 95%. The drones will also focus on disinfecting handrails, seats, glass partitions, and other surfaces.

AI technology uses drones and robots to disinfect

As we reopen community spaces during the pandemic, remote cleaning solutions are being implemented to help minimize the coronavirus. Disinfecting public areas efficiently also helps cleaning staff to remain socially distanced.

In May, the Pittsburgh International Airport rolled out a UV-cleaning robot. Many hospitals are deploying disinfecting robots and mobile remote-controlled Ultraviolet Disinfection (UV) units. These robots use ultraviolet lights to disinfect porous and non-porous surfaces without toxic chemicals.  

Mercedez-Benz  Stadium said the drones are just one part of the equation. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) is now saying that disinfecting surfaces helps only in cases where surface transmission is an issue and it isn’t thought to be the primary way the virus spreads. COVID-19 is believed to be mostly spread through airborne transmission. Practicing social distancing and wearing a mask are important policies.