Robots will be used to disinfect Abu Dhabi Airports

The new tech aims to create a coronavirus-free travel environment

Robots will be used to disinfect Abu Dhabi Airports

Abu Dhabi Airports have enlisted new UAE made robots to disinfect the travel environments from Covid-19.

Working in collaboration with the nation’s Tawazun Strategic Development Fund, the special robotic technology dubbed ‘CoDI BOT UGV’ will be deployed at Abu Dhabi International Airport (AUH) from this month onward.

The robots have been specifically designed to disinfect high risk spaces including in staff areas, cargo facilities and in cabin deserialisation processes on passenger aircraft, to limit human exposure and contamination of the Covid-19 and virus’ alike.

It has three central functions: Targeting virus strains on surfaces with controlled bursts of germicidal UV rays, screening individuals through thermal infrared monitoring and disinfecting areas using liquid cleaning agents.

Commenting on the launch of the robots, CEO of Abu Dhabi Airports, Shareef Hashim Al Hashmi said: “Working in close collaboration with Marakeb Technologies and Tawazun Strategic Development Fund, collectively we can reassure passengers and our frontline staff that we are taking every precautionary measure to ensure their safety against any virus threat now and in future.”

The initiative is the latest health and safety measure taken against the pandemic in the UAE capital. It is also part of a wider project by Abu Dhabi Airports to integrate the most advanced state-of-the-arts technologies to achieve a high level of efficiency, and provide the best services to travellers.

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