We adore the rolling little “Ask me!” robots some airports have hired to answer questions and help passengers discover their manner around.
But they appear more enjoyment than vital.
But way to the pandemic, robots have become a advertising at many airports – as remarkable cleaners.
Robots clean up before we fly
Airports and airlines are scrambling to get the present day era in location to keep terminal spaces and airline cabins disinfected and clean upd.
And robots are doing their part.
In May, Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT) and Pittsburgh-based totally Carnegie Robotics put a pair of self-driving, robotic ground scrubbers on obligation.
In July, JetBlue kicked off a ninety-day pilot application at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL) to assess Honeywell’s UV Cabin System.
These robots use ultraviolet mild to easy an plane cabin in approximately 10 minutes.
Other airports and airways have deployed robot-like equipment as properly.
And now San Antonio International Airport (SAT) enters the photo with its shiny new buy: the Xenex LightStrike robotic.
This robotic is billed as “the best ultraviolet (UV) room disinfection generation tested to deactivate SARS-CoV-2 – the virus that reasons COVID-19.”
SAT says the LightStrike uses environmentally-friendly pulsed xenon and may disinfect a place in less than 10-15 minutes without warm-up or cool-down time. They plan to apply it quite much everywhere inside the airport, such as jet bridges, gate areas, ticketing counters, baggage claim, concessions, elevators, and restrooms.
And it looks as if the LightStrike robotic is here to live. SAT airport plans to have a contest to offer the robotic a call.