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State hospital using germ-slaying robot to fend off coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020 - South Florida Sun-Sentinel

SARASOTA - Call her Trudi, the super-bug slaying robot.

Sarasota Memorial Hospital has deployed the 5-foot, 5-inch droid to begin disinfecting rooms used to care for patients with communicable diseases and potentially dangerous infections. She's been protecting hospitals and clinical spaces since 2007.

The stationary robot, whose nicknames comes from for her model number, Tru-D SmartUVC - short for Total Room Ultraviolet Disinfector - was deployed during the 2014-2016 Ebola outbreak ...