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Robots with a mission to sterilise HKIA

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HKIA’S sterilising robots keep the terminals clean with 360-degree disinfectant sprays, state-of-the-art air filters and floor vacuuming
HKIA’S sterilising robots keep the terminals clean with 360-degree disinfectant sprays, state-of-the-art air filters and floor vacuuming

HONG KONG - For those travellers who are still arriving and departing through Hong Kong International Airport, look out for some of the terminals’ newest janitor recruits – the Intelligent Sterilisation Robot (ISR) and Whiz.

Although it urgently needs a catchy name (how about RoboClean HKIA?), the three ISRs are elegant looking bots who move autonomously around designated locations of the airport with a mission to sterilise.

Developed locally and deployed by the Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK), the ISRs sport cool looking sterilizing UV lights and disinfection spray-heads that can swivel 360-degrees for maximum reach across surfaces.

At the same time its air filtering capabilities sterilize the air.

Combining its superpowers across space and surfaces, it can zap up to 99.99% of bacteria and viruses.

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And then there are the five Whiz robots, who do exactly what their name implies, whiz around autonomously cleaning the carpets and other flooring as they go, freeing up human cleaners to handle critical disinfection tasks where necessary.

At the same time, temperature check points, extra desks for compulsory health declarations, additional human cleaners, and alcohol hand sanitizers throughout the airport mean HKIA is making it as safe as possible for travellers.

Finally, travellers can log on to HKG My Flight mobile app to read the latest messages regarding Covid-19 and quarantine requirements.

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