Uwe's robot kills germs on kitchen countertops with UV light

Still the main weapon in the fight against dirt on the kitchen table is a rag or sponge dampened with detergent disinfectant. However, as studies show, after this, the table surface can still hardly be called sterile.

Uwe, a small autonomous robot, does not use household chemicals. His weapon is an ultraviolet lamp. Once in the field of its action, microbes and other microorganisms simply die. This method is far from new and is widely used in medical institutions for disinfection.

“Uwe moves around the tabletop, illuminating his path with a germicidal ultraviolet lamp. - says one of the creators of the robot, engineer Ryan Lu, - Just a few seconds, and the DNA of bacteria begins to break down. The light falls exclusively on the surface of the table, which completely eliminates the harmful effect on others. "

The diameter of the gadget is only 15 cm. It is equipped with position sensors that warn the robot about obstacles and the boundaries of the working surface. Having thoroughly studied the harvesting area, Uwe begins to choose the most optimal traffic routes in order to cover the maximum area. Only when he has completely finished cleaning, he finishes his work and goes to recharge.