SESTO Robotics, a Singapore-based company, has launched a dual-function Autonomous Mobile Disinfectant Robot – SESTO HealthGUARD.
Addressing the urgent need for tiptop hygiene standards and minimum environment infection risk during COVID-19, the robot can efficiently and effectively disinfect facilities 24/7.
Its dual functionality eliminates 99.99% of bacteria, germs and viruses.
SESTO HealthGUARD is designed to self-navigate and manoeuvre around tight places, avoiding obstacles and people.
Made in Singapore, the robots are currently in production and ready for deployment.
SESTO autonomous mobile robots are versatile and safe, and automate labour-intensive and repetitive tasks in healthcare and manufacturing facilities.
“There are no “off-days” or “after hours” for viruses,” says Ang Chor Chen, Chief Executive of SESTO Robotics.
“Our self-navigating, fully-autonomous SESTO HealthGUARD is ready for round-the-clock thorough facility disinfection,” he says.
“Applying our knowledge in deep-tech and robotics, the team at SESTO Robotics hopes to accelerate public health and safety with innovation and technology.”
Powered by SESTO’s proprietary user interface, operators can easily set up cleaning missions, schedules and deployment on a tablet or laptop.
This means operators can conveniently change and update the robots’ cleaning routine as necessary.
The robot provides an industry-leading utilisation rate of up to six hours on a single charge.
It auto-returns to its charging station when required, with a battery hotswap in less than five minutes.
Product developed in less than four weeks
Responding to the growing concerns around environmental infection and community spread with the outbreak of COVID-19 in Singapore and around the world, the team at SESTO Robotics conceptualised the product in less than four weeks. The disinfectant unit was built on its industry-adopted mobile robot platform.
The proof-of-concept was rolled out in mid-April to much interest across industries ranging from retail malls, bus operators, hotels and healthcare facilities.
Manual cleaning and disinfection may be inadequate and subject to human error, especially in large spaces. During operational hours with human traffic, SESTO HealthGUARD can disinfect the environment with hospital-grade disinfectant from its multi-nozzle sprayer, eliminating 99.99% of bacteria, germs and viruses. The multi-nozzle sprayer targets high-touch surface areas and enables facilities owners and operators to disinfect large surfaces more efficiently and thoroughly.
Also equipped with six UV-C (254nm) high-output germicidal lamps, SESTO HealthGuard effectively disinfects an area of 100 sqm in about 45 minutes.
“While alleviating the additional workload of the cleaning team during COVID-19, it allows facility operators to increase the facility cleaning routine and frequency to stay ahead of such public health risk factors,” says Mr Ang.