The effect of UV- Bacteria Exposure Distance in Cleaning Process by Using UV Remote Controlled-Sterilization Robot

Mindit Eriyadi, Dani Usman, Jun Anggara

Abstract


This robot is made with the aim of being a room sterilizer from bacteria and viruses. Robots can sterilize a room by utilizing radiation generated by ultraviolet lights. Radiation from ultraviolet lamps has been proven to kill bacteria and viruses. The robot can be controlled remotely by using the remote control as its primary control by utilizing Arduino Nano as the microcontroller to ensure user safety still when operating the robot. Because this robot is controlled remotely, the robot is equipped with a camera module which is used as the eye of the robot, to monitor the path to be traversed by the robot connected to the smartphone using a wireless protocol. There are 2 ultraviolet lamps installed on this robot. The method for sterilization is done by placing the robot in one room with a distance of 50cm, 100cm, and 150cm against the bacterial sample for 15 minutes of irradiation. The results showed a relationship between the reduction in the number of bacteria in the room with the distance to the robot and the length of time of exposure.


Keywords


Bacteria, Microcontroller, Ultraviolet Lamp, Robot

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