In 2020, there were 12 million robotic units across the world, with nearly 500,000 units to be sold within the year. Robotics is continuing to evolve and adapting to different industries. Many young people will find themselves working with some form of robotics and/or automation systems. 

There is also a focus on encouraging more young people into pursuing a care robotics and engineering through STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) Education. In fact, BAE Systems recently teamed up with the Armed forces to create a STEM Education programme called Coding Success

Yesterday, NESA Robotics’ Technical Director Will Rumbol visited St Peter’s Catholic School in Guildford to take part in a science lesson as part of the school’s STEM Education with a very special guest – the UVD Robot.

The robot uses UVC light lamps are mounted on the robot’s fully autonomous base, and kill 99.9999% of infectious diseases, viruses, bacteria, yeasts, fungi and other harmful microorganisms in a matter of seconds.

Controlled by two apps on a tablet, the robot is sent to a desired room after it has been cleaned, and once everyone has left the area and all doors and windows are shut, the robot will disinfect the room in around 10 minutes, depending on room size. After completing a disinfection, the robot will even drive autonomously and plug itself into its docking station to recharge.

With NESA Robotics, UVD Robots are used by cleaning staff at Heathrow Airport, St Pancras International, UK Power Networks and Frimley Park Hospital.

For more information on the UVD Robot, please click here.

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