Central Food Hall, a Thai supermarket, has employed robots which use UV-C lights to kill germs to help sterilise its stores.
The supermarket is the first to deploy the UV-C disinfection robots, which are certified by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Centre for Disease Control (CDC) in a retail setting.
These robots, which kill 99.9 per cent of all pathogens within seconds in a 360-degree radius, have previously been deployed in Chinese hospitals to help fight coronavirus.
Navigating the supermarket’s isles automatically, the robot’s UV-C light will remove 99.9 per cent of all airborne virus and bacteria from surfaces using radiation to distort their genetic material so they’re unable to replicate themselves.
While UV-C light can cause severe sunburn to humans within seconds, it reportedly does not have any harmful side effects on food products.
While the robot is currently being deployed at a single store in Chidlom while the store is closed, the supermarket plans to roll the robots out to more branches in the future.