At Pittsburgh International Airport, automated robots are being carried out to help disinfect and scrub areas using intensified ultraviolet or UV-C light. Without human intervention, the robots may be run either manually or for long periods. Facilities such as hospitals have been using UV-Cs for years but it is a first to disinfect airlines. Established in association with development company Carnegie Robotics, representatives claim the robot machines are designed to target germs in elevated areas while providing more security to consumers when moving amidst the coronavirus pandemic. As stated by the airport, an operator should first move the machine along the outer edge of a region that requires to be washed, following the retention of the area’s blueprint.

Authorities have said that the supply of water has to be replaced every 150 minutes, although the battery lasts for about six hours. It has cameras to identify objects and humans, and its developers claimed the robot can brake when anything crosses its way. Daniel Beaven, Carnegie Robotics’ chief financial officer said, “An airport, as a particular application space, is very representative of a lot of public spaces: high traffic, big open areas, reflective surfaces, a lot of safety concerns.”