Meet the COVID-Killing Robots That Might Save Film Sets


This post is by Jo Light from No Film School


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“Germ-zapping” robots that have been used successfully in hospitals might try to make it in Hollywood soon.


Since film and TV productions have ground to a halt in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve seen many different teams come to the table with options for getting back on set. Baltasar Kormákur is trying color-coded armbands. Other productions are quarantining together. Producers have written handbooks with potential guidelines.



But no one has suggested germ-zapping cleaning robots—until now.



The robots hail from a Texas company, Xenex Disinfection and according to independent research, they are able to kill 99.99% of the coronavirus in 2 minutes. The robots use “LightStrike” technology, or pulses of ultraviolet light, to kill the virus that causes COVID-19.

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