Disinfection robot

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Kitchener, Ontario-based Avidbots has launched a Disinfection Add-On for its autonomous floor-scrubbing robot, Neo.

With the Disinfection Add-On the Neo 2 can autonomously disinfect high-touch vertical and above floor-level surfaces, in addition to floor care.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends the daily cleaning of high-touch surfaces to sufficiently remove the virus that causes COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and help maintain a healthy facility. More frequent cleaning of surfaces is encouraged if the space is a high traffic area, which can increase the risk of infection from touching surfaces.

With the new functionality, facilities can more efficiently follow these recommendations, using the latest electrostatic spraying technology and ensuring uniform 3-D coverage of surfaces. This includes hidden and indirectly sprayed ones, for the most complete coverage.

Additionally, the sprayer uses less chemical solution compared to traditional methods. This proven approach ensures disinfection chemicals do not dry out in the air before reaching the target, effectively covering and ensuring proper dwell time on high-touch surfaces.

“As we welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus, we are focused on ensuring the safest environment possible. Innovation is the cornerstone of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and we’re always looking for breakthrough technology that can solve our day-to-day challenges,” said Derek Sylvester, Director of Building Environmental Services at Rochester Institute of Technology.

“One of the most pressing challenges is not only maintaining a clean campus, but people wanting to see what’s being done to keep them healthy. The visibility of our Neo fleet autonomously disinfecting common area touch points and cleaning floors provides peace of mind. Through Neo and its new sprayer add-on, we know with certainty that we are achieving an effective and consistent clean every time.”

Like Neo, the Disinfection Add-On is powered by the Avidbots AI Platform. Neo understands its operating environment, avoiding anyone or anything, and takes actions to maximize cleaning and disinfection productivity while minimizing human intervention. The Avidbots Command Center provides detailed reporting and performance measurement for monitoring, managing and tracking Neo remotely and in real-time.

“At Avidbots, we’re creating the future today, enabling our customers to focus on what they do best today, tomorrow and for years to come,”  says Faizan Sheikh, CEO, and co-founder of Avidbots.

“We’re proud to release the Disinfection Add-On, expanding our offerings, setting a more robust standard for cleaning and leveraging the significant value of robotics.”