In addition to TVs, home appliances, and smartphones, LG Electronics also develops and manufactures robots to automate some business tasks. The company has now announced the development of an autonomous robot that will use ultraviolet (UV-C) light to disinfect high-touch, high-traffic areas.
This newest addition to LG’s CLOi family of robots comes at a time when hygiene is a top priority for hotel guests, students, and restaurant customers. Consumers can feel safe, as the LG autonomous UV disseminating robot will help reduce their exposure to potentially harmful germs.
The robot is expected to set new standards for the hygiene, contributing to the disinfection of common and frequent use areas and surfaces. Due to its autonomous design, the robot will be able to move easily around tables, chairs and other furniture, emitting radiation on touched room surfaces in 15 to 30 minutes, disinfecting multiple areas on a single battery charge.
Specially designed to be easy to operate, the LG robot can be integrated into a standard cleaning program without the need for extensive staff training or the presence of a specialized operator to operate. Users will be able to track progress via remote updates from mobile phones or tablets. Exposure of personnel to UV rays will be minimized through the built-in safety lock activated by human motion detection sensors, pressing the emergency stop button, or via the mobile application.
“We hope LG’s first UV disseminating robot will give our customers, and in turn their customers, peace of mind,” explained Michael Kosla, vice president, LG Business Solutions USA. “Whether it’s hotel guests, students in classrooms, or patrons of restaurants and other businesses, they can rest assured that the LG autonomous UV robot will help reduce their exposure to harmful bacteria and germs.”
LG’s CLOi robot will be unveiled at the Digital CES 2021 Consumer Electronics Show and then made available to the company’s business customers. LG plans to roll out its newest addition to LG’s CLOi family of robots to U.S. hospitality, education, corporate, retail, restaurant, and transportation customers in early 2021.