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For the first time in Bangladesh, students of Computer Science & Engineering (CSE) Department of Military Institute of Science and Technology (MIST) have developed a semi-autonomous UVC disinfection robot named “UVC-PURGE” in an effort to fight against current COVID-19 Pandemic. UVC-PURGE is very robust, compact and user friendly in nature. This robot has been equipped with six T5 UVC (254 nm) lamp to destroy SARS-CoV-2 virus (corona virus) effectively in a standard 12' x 16' room with a disinfection time of 2-3 minutes. The Robot provides a real-time camera feedback for better navigation. While disinfecting this semi-autonomous robot is capable enough to avoid any obstacles in that room. Being fully wireless controlled by mobile app or computer, UVC- PURGE is very user-friendly with 1600 square feet coverage area and provides a battery backup of 2 hours. It is applicable for any indoor environment such as Empty COVID patient ward, Empty ICU, Operation Theatre, Office room, Class room, Corridor, Personal Apartment etc.
Under the dynamic leadership of Honorable Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, the outline of the “Digital Bangladesh” was unveiled in 2009. Through the extensive use of information and technology, this outline has been proven to be very effective in improving the socio-economic status and living standards of the people. Likewise, the use of robotics and autonomous system has become prevalent in the country at a significant level and its scope is gradually increasing. During this covid-19 pandemic Bangladesh is also implementing various ICT based projects to reduce the impact of the pandemic. This Semi-autonomous robot will accelerate the execution of that novel procedure and will encourage young people to learn about robotics and autonomous system.
Capt Akib Zaman
Shoeb Ahmed Tanjim
Nafiz Imtiaz Khan
Rashid Ul Islam
Rayhan Ferdous Faisal
Dept of CSE, MIST
Optimum UVC exposure lamp to disinfect
Real-time camera feedback system.
Long lasting battery backup.
User friendly control system on both mobile and computer with a large area of coverage.
Applicable for any indoor environment such as classroom, officeroom, Operation Theater, ICU, appartment, corridor, market etc.
85k Tk. (approximate)
Chief Patron: Maj Gen Md Wahid-Uz-Zaman, ndc, aowc, psc, te, Commandant, Military Institute of Science & Technology