Project Jena: Autonomous Robot Uses UV Light to Kill Germs

Project Jena: Autonomous Robot Uses UV Light to Kill Germs

Ultraviolet sterilization is the newest infection prevention trend, and one that appears to be of increasing importance. With the rapid spread of COVID, we wanted to test additional ideas for how to utilize and expand on the current thinking. Project Jena is a prototype of an autonomous omni-directional robot designed to use a UVC light tower to disinfect surfaces in a room of varying size. The robot can navigate along the edges of the room and will act as a safer and more fool-proof solution for disinfecting rooms. It has the ability to clean a room that is 20’ x 20’ in size in under 3 minutes.