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Coronavirus

Omron's factory robots report for virus-fighting duty

Spraying disinfectant and projecting UV, machines cleanse hospitals and schools

Omron's robot can navigate hospitals, schools and other places that need disinfecting. (Photo courtesy of Omron)

OSAKA -- Omron has begun global sales of automated carrier robots fitted with ultraviolet lights or disinfectant sprayers that can sanitize hospitals and schools to prevent coronavirus infections, the Japanese company said Friday.

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