Disinfecting with Cobots

The global pandemic has seen massive demand for effective deep cleaning and disinfection technologies that don't involve direct human contact with potentially infected areas. In mid-April, researchers at Nanyang Technical University (NTU) presented their solution to this problem with the unveiling of the eXtremeDisinfection roBOT (XDBOT), which comprises a UR5 cobot fitted with an electrostatic spray nozzle, all mounted on a mobile platform.