UltraBot: Autonomous Mobile Robot for Indoor UV-C Disinfection

Stepan Perminov, Nikita Mikhailovskiy, Alexander Sedunin, Iaroslav Okunevich, Ivan Kalinov, Mikhail Kurenkov, Dzmitry Tsetserukou

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Abstract

The paper focuses on the development of the autonomous robot UltraBot to reduce COVID-19 transmission and other harmful bacteria and viruses. The motivation behind the research is to develop such a robot that is capable of performing disinfection tasks without the use of harmful sprays and chemicals that can leave residues, require airing the room afterward for a long time, and can cause the corrosion of the metal structures. UltraBot technology has the potential to offer the most optimal autonomous disinfection performance along with taking care of people, keeping them from getting under UV-C radiation. The paper highlights UltraBot's mechanical and electrical structures as well as low-level and high-level control systems. The conducted experiments demonstrate the effectiveness of the robot localization module and optimal trajectories for UV-C disinfection. The results of UV-C disinfection performance revealed a decrease of the total bacterial count (TBC) by 94% on the distance of 2.8 meters from the robot after 10 minutes of UV-C irradiation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2021 IEEE 17th International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2021
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages2147-2152
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781665418737
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 23 Aug 2021
Event17th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2021 - Lyon, France
Duration: 23 Aug 202127 Aug 2021

Publication series

NameIEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering
Volume2021-August
ISSN (Print)2161-8070
ISSN (Electronic)2161-8089

Conference

Conference17th IEEE International Conference on Automation Science and Engineering, CASE 2021
Country/TerritoryFrance
CityLyon
Period23/08/2127/08/21

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