One of the major challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic is frequent disinfecting. This is very critical for places like hospitals and long-term care. In most places, human operators perform the cleaning but it may cause them to be infected with the virus because of the shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and many of the unknowns of COVID-19. The aim of thisCOVID-19 project is to improve Cyberworks Robotics’ navigation technology on existing (a) floor disinfection machines (e.g. wet floor scrubbers) of various types used in hospitals, (b) high-intensity UV disinfection machines, and (c) chemical mist disinfection machines. This would allow hospitals to disinfect the hospital surfaces on a more frequent basis than is possible with human cleaners (due to both the cost and availability of human operators) and also simultaneously to increase the quality of cleaning by ensuring that some surfaces are not missed due to human error and neglect

Industry Partner(s):Cyberworks Robotics

Academic Institution:Ontario Tech University

Academic Researcher: Azim, Akramul

Focus Areas: AI, COVID-19

Platforms: Cloud