The Singapore company OTSAW who launched UVC LED based disinfecting robot announced that the product’s efficacy has been tested using high concentrations of live samples of human Coronavirus flown from the United States.
Based on results and tests carried out by A*STAR completed on August 21st, the robot demonstrated a 99.9% efficacy for disinfection within 5 minutes at a working distance of 2.5 meters. .
The robot O-RX was built in-house by OTSAW and is equipped with a 360-degree camera and LiDAR sensors integrating AI technologies so that it can move around autonomously.
In order to ensure efficacy and effectiveness of its disinfecting capability, the company decided to obtain live virus samples for testing despite that those samples were prioritized for vaccine development.
CEO and founder of OTSAW Ling Ting Ming said, "The world has gone through drastic changes and is delicately poised socially and economically for changes ahead. OTSAW and the O-RX are now part of this new world as we restart and focus to unite humanity and beat this virus."