sanitizing-robotIIT-Kharagpur alumnus develops robot to sanitize train coaches, hospitals

Times of India (August 13, 2020)

BHAGALPUR: A 'remote navigated ultraviolet robot (RNUR)' developed by Bhagalpur-based IIT-Kharagpur alumnus Ajit Kumar ('13, ME, DD) to sanitise train coaches and other establishments amid Covid-19 pandemic has found many takers.

The RNUR is equipped with detection camera for sanitisation of train coaches, hospitals, nursing homes, shopping malls, multiplexes and other large establishments.

The prototype of RNUR, christened 'Corona Yodha UV Sanitiser Robot', had been supplied to South East Central Railway (SECR), Raipur, for trial and testing in May. Ajit said he has received a letter from senior coaching depot officer of SECR, Ram Narayan Sahu, expressing keen interest in using RNUR to fight Covid-19 virus.

"So far, SECR, some shopping malls and other establishments as well as NTPC's Kahalgaon Super Thermal Power Station (KhSTPS) have evinced interest in RNUR," Ajit said. (Read More)