Ebola Robot Wipes Out Virus On Any Surface

CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – In the movies, you may expect an Ebola fighting robot to come kill the virus. But some hospitals in North Texas already have one. With UV light 25,000 times brighter than the sun, it is future of Ebola fighting. A housekeeper will wheel the robot into the room, the light on the robot goes up and it pulses for about 5 minutes.

Mark Stibich with Xenex developed the robot, which is made by the company in San Antonio. “It’s very difficult to clean every square inch of a room.. the robot does that with light,” he says.


More than 250 hospitals across the country are already using the robot including the Texas Health Resource hospitals and UT Southwestern Medical Center. It’s also being used at University Hospital in San Antonio, where we got…

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