Frasers Property collaborates with PBA Group to deploy UV-disinfecting mobile robots

Frasers Property and PBA Group collaborated to roll out UV-disinfecting autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) — called Sunburst UV Bots on 23rd April 2020. These robots are one of the measures undertaken by Frasers Property Group to fight the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frasers Property will be the first mall operator in Singapore to implement this made-in-Singapore technology. The AMRs will be introduced to Northpoint City in May and rolled out gradually at Frasers Property Group’s other malls in Singapore.

“As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold, it is critical for us to ensure the ongoing health and safety of our staff, tenants and shoppers. The deployment of the AMRs at our malls will enable us to step up our efforts to protect the communities we operate in and relieve the manpower resources on labour-intensive cleaning tasks,” said Mr Low Chee Wah, Chief Executive Officer of Frasers Property Retail.

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He continued “We are looking forward to being the first mall operator to adopt this solution in battling the pandemic, as we deploy the AMRs at our malls. This forms part of our overall strategy to tap on technology and automation to increase our operational efficiency.”

PBA’s autonomous mobile robots are the first made-in-Singapore mobile robots, which are designed, developed and manufactured using proprietary technology. The AMRs are built with an ultraviolet-C light module, emitting powerful UV-C rays which can destroy viruses.

Besides that, it automates the disinfecting process, relieving the strain on manpower resources. Using data from cameras, built-in sensors and software, the AMRs can detect and navigate to changes in their environments, as well as map out and identify the most efficient routes.

“As a leading Singapore Robotics Tech Company, PBA will do our part in fighting COVID-19, combining our existing technologies in AMRs together with disinfecting technologies to assist in maintaining safe spaces for the public,” said Mr Derrick Yap, Chief Executive Officer of PBA Group.

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