Romanian robot kills coronavirus with UV light
• Automation & Robotics • News • South-East European INDUSTRIAL Мarket - issue 1/2021 • 30.03.2021
Autonomous robots eliminating pathogenic microorganisms using UV-C radiation will be used to help healthcare institutions fight the pandemic in Romania. Thanks to an advisory project backed by the EBRD and the European Union, robot assembly now takes Modulab, the innovative manufacturer, only one day compared to almost 14 days initially.
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It has been experimenting with advanced technology for over 15 years, and more than 60 unique prototypes have come to life in the company’s laboratory. In the past four years the team focused their technological creativity on robotics.
With support from the European Union under Horizon 2020, Modulab can now get involved faster and better in the fight against the pandemic. The EBRD helped the company team up with a Romanian consultant to optimise operations, standardise processes and scale-up production. By the end of the advisory project, the company had achieved an impressive reduction in robot assembly time.
Keywords: EBRD, UV-C radiation, robots, robotics, Horizon 2020, Modulab, COVID-19
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