Similarly now, two master students in mechanical engineering at the Lebanese International University have teamed up to create disinfection robots.
Abd Ali Atwi from Harouf and Ali Hassan from Arbaslim are designing these robots that hold 25 liters of disinfectant and can be remotely controlled at a 1 km range, and spray as far as 2 to 3 meters.
This means that larger areas could be disinfected using these robots and without risk on the people using them. Inspired by pesticide spraying robots, these young engineers have invented theirs to help limit the spread of the virus, as they told Bint Jbeil.
However, in order for both these projects – the respiratory devices and the robots – to reach final accomplishments with enough prototypes to be put to use, the engineers are waiting for funding.