Attleboro (Mass.) Schools to Deploy UBTECH’s ADIBOT Sanitizing Robots

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August 31, 2021

Attleboro, Mass., Public Schools have announced they are deploying sanitation robots to help eliminate the spread of COVID-19 and other viruses. The school system is deploying the ADIBOT disinfection system from robotics firm UBTECH to assist with the school district’s sanitation efforts, which resulted in negligible in-district transmission among students, teachers, and staff during the 2020-21 school year.

The school system has deployed 10 ADIBOT disinfecting units, which uses UV-C technology to disinfect the air and surfaces the light can reach, for the new school year. One robot will be used in each of nine school buildings, and the 10th will act as a second unit for the high school. The UV-C technology inactivates 99.9% of all viruses, bacteria and harmful pathogens, including COVID-19, influenza and MRSA, UBTECH said. The technology works to disinfect a room in minutes, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals that could be harmful to students and staff. The school system said it will deploy the robots nightly at each school in classrooms, high traffic areas, and nursing stations.

“Purchasing and deploying the ADIBOT disinfecting robots in our schools was one of the best and easiest decisions we have made in the last 18 months, they are now our rapid response team,” said Marc Furtado, director of finance at Attleboro Public Schools. “The ADIBOT can disinfect a room in three minutes and adds an unprecedented layer of protection and sanitization to our enhanced cleaning efforts. With a positive COVID test, we will no longer be forced to close classrooms for 72 hours and send students home for several days, we can have any classrooms and common areas disinfected and ready for use in a matter of hours, not days.”

UBTECH said the UV-C light technology used in the ADIBOT robots is well proven, as it has been used for decades in healthcare operating rooms and municipal facilities, such as water filtration plants, to disinfect against harmful bacteria and viruses. 

“Attleboro Public Schools has been a true leader and innovator in the fight against COVID-19, going above and beyond to keep students, teachers, and staff and setting a stellar example for school districts across the country,” said John Rhee, senior vice president and general manager of UBTECH North America. “UBTECH is proud to partner with district leaders to provide true peace of mind and a safe space for continued in-person learning this year.”

For more details on the ADIBOT robot, visit the UBTECH website here.

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