A British company that was devastated by covid-19 has won a major US military contract just one week after winning a Lloyds National Business Award.
Servicerobots.com, a robot specialist based in the West Midlands, has been selected to supply the US military with new UVC disinfection robots. The good news for the troubled company comes just one week after the firm received the award for Best Artificial Intelligence Company in the Lloyds Bank National Business Awards 2020.
Months before the first coronavirus lockdown in the UK, the company moved away from robot hire for events and embraced a new aspect of the AI industry – robots that use UVC technology for disinfection. Now the shift has paid off and a company nearly destroyed by the pandemic has risen from the ashes.
The company’s robots have been chosen based on their exceptional disinfection capabilities and will be used to fight coronavirus in US military bases in Germany.
The UVC light comes from high-powered bulbs and is used to blast and disinfect hard-to-reach places as the robots move along a pre-programmed map.
The technology is currently being used extensively worldwide to fight coronavirus and bacterial infections in hospitals.
Tim Warrington, CEO of servicerobots.com said: “This is a great achievement for the company. We have been working tirelessly with the US military and installed the first robot of the order last week. This has already opened up many other opportunities with companies that are interested in our products and the efficiencies they provide.”