As much as the world strives to protect itself from the effect of Corona Virus pandemic, the techies are discovering a number of gadgets to battle with the lethal virus. One such discovery is a robot equipped with Ultraviolet (UV) light effective in disinfecting the interior of aircraft. The robot is developed by a Swiss based start-up, UVeya, which is confident that it’s robot will bring relief to the airline industry which is substantially affected due to COVID-19 pandemic.
UVeya has kick-started the initiative as a pilot project with airline company, Helvetic Airways, owned by a Swiss billionaire Martin Ebner. The company has, reportedly, begun its trials on the aircraft owned by Helvetic Airways and is yet to ascertain if the robot is capable to zero out all kinds of viruses inside the aircraft before the humans onboard it.
In a report, UVeya’s co-founder Jodoc Elmiger expressed his confidence that his company invented robots that are claimed to be effective in disinfecting the interior of the aircraft even though Corona Virus is prevalent. The company is studying the effect of UV light emitted from the crucifix-shaped frame of the robot on the upholstery inside the aircraft. As of now, the company owns three such robots that are said to be efficient in disinfecting an aircraft in as low as 13 minutes.
If the pilot project succeeds, the company plans to manufacture the robots on the commercial front and deploy them at various airports for the aircrafts. It will be interesting to see the result of the UV light spread by the robots inside the aircraft in killing the Corona Virus. If it succeeds in its aim, there will be huge demand for these robots by various aircraft owners in this COVID pandemic period.