ROCKUBOT: Eliminate germs & airborne viruses from your environment

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We’ve written before on the scary amount of bacteria that can be found in hotel rooms. You could probably call them filth incubators! If you think you’re sleeping alone, think again! TV remote controls are apparently the worst culprits. Some of these microscopic creepy crawlers can be very dangerous, other can cause colds, allergies or rashes.

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ROCKUBOT is a pocket-sized robot that can help with this problem. The little thing rolls along surfaces and attacks bacteria, germs, and mites with UV-C light and ultrasonic wave technology. According to its Kickstarter page, ROCKUBOT can kill 99.99% bacteria, germs and mites in just seconds.

In terms of hardware, the gizmo comes with 4 UV-C lights, ultrasonic wave technology and 24 AI sensors. There’s also a wireless charging and a 5200 mAh power bank for times when you are on the go.

ROCKUBOT is light and easy to use, and you can just turn it on and go. You might want to start with your hotel bed. Simply set the gadget down between the sheets, turn it on and it will clean in both directions at the same time. After its done, place it on top of the blanket and let it continue sanitizing.

The UV-C light is a chemically-free method of killing or disabling the growth of bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. It works in parallel with ultrasonic waves which combat mites and germs. The Ultrasonic waves emit a frequency above 20,000 Hz so are inaudible to humans and pets but repel insects.

The multiple sensors along the thing allow it to navigate, avoid obstacles and falls. There’s an automatic and manual mode to choose from. The first works like a smart vacuum finding its way around a surface. The second is useful for disinfecting items such as TV remote controls, cell phones, keyboards, children’s toys and more.

The gadget sounds a lot like Cleansebot but with slightly better specs. Unfortunately this one has run into multiple delays.

With just under a month to go, the campaign to make ROCKUBOT a reality has raised 10 times its rather modest $5,000 goal. If all goes well with production, the sum of $119 will get you a unit for delivery in November this year. As always, warnings about crowdfunded projects apply.

Price: $119 and up

Funding open:

$46,549 raised out of $5,000 goal
24 days to go

Estimated delivery: November 2019

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Ivan Jovin

Ivan has been a tech journalist for over 7 years now, covering all kinds of technology issues. He is the guy who gets to dive deep into the latest wearable tech news.

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