IoT 20(23): e1

Research Article

UV Disinfection Robot with Automatic Switching on Human Detection

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  • @ARTICLE{10.4108/eai.25-9-2020.166364,
        author={A. Vyshnavi and A. Naga Sri Manasa and Ch. Sesha Sai Hamsika and P. Shalini},
        title={UV Disinfection Robot with Automatic Switching on Human Detection},
        journal={EAI Endorsed Transactions on Internet of Things},
        volume={6},
        number={23},
        publisher={EAI},
        journal_a={IOT},
        year={2020},
        month={9},
        keywords={UV light, Disinfection, Sterilization, Robot, SARS-COV-2},
        doi={10.4108/eai.25-9-2020.166364}
    }
    
  • A. Vyshnavi
    A. Naga Sri Manasa
    Ch. Sesha Sai Hamsika
    P. Shalini
    Year: 2020
    UV Disinfection Robot with Automatic Switching on Human Detection
    IOT
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.25-9-2020.166364
A. Vyshnavi1,*, A. Naga Sri Manasa1, Ch. Sesha Sai Hamsika1, P. Shalini1
  • 1: Department of ECE, V R Siddhartha Engineering College, Vijayawada, India
*Contact email: vyshnavi99.alla21@gmail.com

Abstract

Ultra violet (UV) light is used for the purpose of disinfection or sterilization of rooms and surfaces. UV-C is employed as it has germicidal properties, in particular - bacteria and viruses, but it is detrimental to human-beings as well. So, for the purpose of disinfection without human interference, a UV Robot has been designed and implemented that follows a pre-defined path. It was equipped with three 20W UV lamps which radiates light in all directions. Given that UV light can be dangerous to humans, an embedded system based on Arduino along with PIR sensors are employed on top of the robot that detects human or animal’s motion and presence. So, one of the effective ways to avoid getting infected with SARS-COV-2 (Corona virus) is by sterilizing rooms using UV robot.