Avidbots today launched its Disinfection Add-On for its Neo 2 autonomous floor scrubbing robot. In addition to floor scrubbing, Neo 2 customers that have the new add-on sprayer can autonomously disinfect high-touch surfaces.
The Neo add-on uses electrostatic spraying technology to ensure uniform coverage of surfaces. Avidbots also claims the sprayer uses less chemical solution than other disinfection methods. Neo is a fully autonomous robot, avoiding people and obstacles that are in its path.
“The days of having single-purpose robots for specific tasks are behind us. A robot must be multi-functional to meet the ever-evolving needs of customers,” said Pablo Molina, CTO, VP of product, chairman and co-founder, Avidbots. “With the Disinfection Add-On, our customers can disinfect surfaces for a few hundred dollars per month – this is more than 10x savings when compared to having a separate robot or human completing the same task. The Disinfection Add-On truly multiplies the value of the Neo platform. As facilities across the globe reopen and welcome back their employees, customers and visitors, Neo provides disinfection at a low cost to help our customers keep up with the new normal, creating a safe and healthy environment.”
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends the daily cleaning of high-touch surfaces to remove the virus that causes COVID-19, including the Delta variant, and help maintain a healthy facility. More frequent cleaning of surfaces is encouraged if the space is a high traffic area.
“As we welcome students, faculty and staff back to campus, we are focused on ensuring the safest environment possible. Innovation is the cornerstone of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and we’re always looking for breakthrough technology that can solve our day-to-day challenges,” said Derek Sylvester, director of building environmental services at Rochester Institute of Technology. “One of the most pressing challenges is not only maintaining a clean campus, but people wanting to see what’s being done to keep them healthy. The visibility of our Neo fleet autonomously disinfecting common area touch points and cleaning floors provides peace of mind. Through Neo and its new sprayer add-on, we know with certainty that we are achieving an effective and consistent clean every time.”