Sber recognized among world’s leading producers of service robots

Dec 14, 2020

For the first time on record, Sber has been named among the world’s leading manufacturers of service robots in the annual report World Robotics Service Robots 2020 released by the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) thanks to the all-new product called DezBot, a robot designed to fight against viruses. Between April and August, the robot was successfully tested at the European Medical Center (EMC). Currently, the disinfection robot is being used in the company’s offices and delivered to partners in the regions. Also, it was presented at an international exhibition in the UAE. The use of the robot in public buildings and healthcare institutions reduces the risk of spreading any viruses drastically and can cut the time to sanitize the premises for the next patient dramatically.

Stanislav Kuznetsov, Deputy Chairman of the Executive Board, Sberbank:

“As a technology company, Sber develops the robotics vertical consistently. We’re doing that not only to improve the efficiency of banking processes but to benefit the entire ecosystem. One of the lab’s projects, the disinfection robot, is the most important one socially as of today. We have already started producing these devices, and this has been noted by world experts from the International Federation of Robotics, the most authoritative robotics organization. For the first time ever, Sber has ranked among the manufacturers of robotic solutions. Our primary task is to save human lives. Not only patients are at risk — medical personnel who face the coronavirus every day are at risk too. The disinfection robot is a reliable and safe way for people to prevent COVID-19, as well as influenza, any ARVI, and other infectious diseases. Experience has proven that solutions like that are highly effective and promising in the long run around the world, and we hope that our robot will benefit the country and contribute to preventing the spread of this infection not only in hospitals and clinics but also in other places of mass gathering.”

Sber’s disinfection robot can carry out scheduled and emergency disinfection executing a given program or upon a call from personnel. It can sanitize different types of premises: surgery and delivery rooms, emergency treatment rooms, hospital wards, and doctors’ offices. Fitted with powerful ultraviolet lamps, the robot kills 99.9% of the main pathogens, including the novel coronavirus, in the air and on surfaces.

The robot has several modes. Disinfecting a room takes three to twelve minutes, depending on the area, required disinfection level, and the number of disinfection points. Within an hour, the robot can disinfect up to ten rooms or up to six hospital wards. The device can operate completely autonomously, but for safety reasons, it is programmed to get approval from medical personnel. When a person enters the room, disinfection stops automatically. The robot can be controlled remotely or through the display screen and voice.