The investment strengthens the existing public facility cleaning and disinfection business developed by the two companies.
UVD robots working to protect elementary school kids in New Mexico
UVD Robots announced the deployment of the largest fleet of UVD disinfection robots to a school district in the USA. UVD robot have been selected by the Gallup McKinley County Schools (GMCS) in New Mexico to supply 37 of its robots to 34 schools, two administrative buildings and one warehouse to help fight against the Coronavirus…
Ava Robotics launches UV disinfection robot
Ava Robotics, the iRobot spinout known for its telepresence robots, is expanding its product portfolio with the introduction of an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection robot for corporate offices, warehouses, and other work spaces. The new robot is an evolution of a research project Ava Robotics conducted with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Greater Boston…
LG Electronics announces autonomous disinfection robot for business applications
The latest addition to LG Electronics’ CLOi family of service robots is intended to help hotels, schools, offices, restaurants, and retailers deliver peace of mind.
UVD Robots wins contract to deploy 200 disinfection robots in European hospitals
UVD Robots said the European Commission chose it to deploy disinfection robots across the continent to fight the spread of COVID-19 and reduce hospital-acquired infections.
Millennials ready for robots to aid family health and wellness, finds IEEE survey
The IEEE surveyed 2,000 millennials with children worldwide and found growing acceptance of robotics for maintaining the healthcare and wellbeing of their families. U.S. respondents were more wary than averaage.
Neo 2 cleaning robot includes Avidbots updates for AI and fleet management
Avidbots’ founders said that the additional sensors and software integrated into the Neo 2 floor-cleaning robot will help it be useful in a variety of locations, from warehouses to airports and retail stores.
CIRQ+CLEAN disinfects hotel rooms while connected to the cloud, smart systems
CIRQ+CLEAN is a cloud-enabled disinfection robot intended to help restore public confidence in the hospitality industry.
Third generation of UV-C disinfection robot available from UVD Robots
UVD Robots said the third generation of its autonomous UV-C robot can tell users how well it has disinfected. It also has a smaller footprint to operate in more locations.
‘Venture factory’ Blue Ocean Robotics raises funding, closes Suitable Technologies acquisition
Blue Ocean Robotics, whose venture factory develops service robots based on common technologies and then spins off units for commercialization, has raised close to $20 million and acquired the Beam telepresence robot.
Nimbus robot uses Microburst spray to kill coronavirus, other hospital room pathogens
Many disinfection robots rolling out in response to healthcare-associated infections and the COVID-19 pandemic use UV, but Nevoa said its Nimbus + Microburst system is more effective.
Pratt Miller Mobility demonstrates LAAD disinfecting robot in Grand Rapids airport
Pratt Miller Mobility and its partners debuted an electrostatic spraying disinfection vehicle at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich.
FCC grants WiBotic 300 watt authorization for wireless charging of robots, drones
WiBotic said it has received the first FCC authorization for up to 300 watts of wireless power transmission for robots, drones, underwater vehicles, and industrial automation.
Freedom Pilot, Resource Monitor keep humans in the loop for rapid robot deployment
From agriculture and disinfection to retail and supply chain, robots are being rushed into development and deployment. Freedom Robotics says its cloud-based Pilot and Resource Monitor tools can help.
Aziobot develops SB2 floor cleaning robot for smaller stores in European market
Netherlands-based Aziobot has developed its SB2 autonomous commercial cleaning robot for European grocers and retailers.
Omron Asia Pacific and Techmetics Robotics launch LD UVC disinfection robot
Omron Asia Pacific said its partnership with Techmetics Robotics has produced an autonomous mobile robot designed for safe and automated disinfection of public spaces indoors.
SmartGuardUV disinfection robot launched by Fetch Robotics, Piedmont National
The SmartGuardUV robot uses pulsed xenon UV technology to neutralize harmful viruses and bacteria in high-traffic areas, and the autonomous mobile robot provides real-time disinfection reporting.
Jasmin and Lavender disinfection robots launched by Geek+ worldwide in response to pandemic
Lavender and Jasmin are being offered worldwide to autonomously disinfect a wide range of spaces amid the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis.
UVC robot built by MIT CSAIL disinfects Greater Boston Food Bank
Using ultraviolet light, a UVC robot developed by MIT and Ava Robotics can disinfect a warehouse floor in half an hour. It could one day be used in grocery stores, schools, and other public spaces
Violet disinfection robot from Akara Robotics uses Intel Movidius VPU for safety
Violet, a new disinfection robot rapidly developed by Akara Robotics, uses Intel Movidius technology to detect humans and avoid exposure to UV radiation.
Breezy One from Build With Robots, Fetch Robotics disinfects Albuquerque airport
Build With Robots has built the Breezy One autonomous disinfection robot on Fetch Robotics’ mobile platform and cloud software. It can decontaminates a 100,000-sq.-ft. space in 1.5 hours using a patented chemical spray.
Geek+ closes $200M Series C fundraising round for logistics robots
Geekplus Technology said it has closed its Series C investment round, which it said it intends to use to continue its global expansion as a leader in autonomous mobile robots.