The Wanda SD disinfecting robot is officially on the job, as of this week. Designed and produced by Resgreen Group (RGGI).
The first group of Wandas have arrived at the Travelodge by Wyndham in Elkhart, IN. The robots use Ultraviolet C (UVC) lights placed on a 42-inch tower and underneath the vehicles to disinfect hotel rooms, meeting rooms and the lobby.
“Wanda SD gives guests the comfort of knowing that their rooms have been completely sanitized and are safe from dangerous bacteria and viruses,” stated Parsh Patel, CEO of RGGI. “The UVC lights destroy 99.9 percent of harmful pathogens in a 200 square-foot space in around 15 minutes.”
How It Works
The UVC lights operates at 253.7 nm to break down the DNA or RNA of dangerous viruses and bacteria found in water, surfaces and air. Wanda SD sanitizes an approximate 200 square foot area in just 15 minutes. Lights underneath the vehicle are used to disinfect the floor, while the light towers cover tables and other surfaces.
Wanda SD uses a lithium-ion phosphate battery that provides three times the power of conventional batteries with half the weight. A new battery voltage indicator alerts customers when it is time to charge the vehicle.
Because exposure to UVC light is dangerous to eyes and skin, Wanda SD can be controlled from another room with a smart device. It comes equipped with monitoring sensors that detect when someone enters an area and turns off the lights.
The Wanda SD costs $5,000 and is available at resgreenint.com with a $1,000 deposit.
The device is based on Resgreen’s Pullbuddy automated carrier moving robot. That system is capable of moving scissor lifts and various equipment around warehouses and manufacturing facilities.
RGGI is a developer of Artificial Intelligence Robotics (AIRs), Autonomous Mobile Robots (AMRs), and Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs).