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Germ-killing robot that resembles R2-D2 from ‘Star Wars’ being tested in Rochester, N.Y.

As COVID-19 restrictions ease up across every industry, there is an effort underway in Rochester to redefine cleanliness — an effort led by robots, Robert Bell at Rochester Democrat & Chronicle reports. According to Brian Hart, CEO of Black-I Environmental, two leading Rochester health care providers in upstate New York recently began sanitizing hospital facilities and outlying clinics with a new breed of cutting-edge, autonomous robots. “Robots give you a consistency that a human cleaner can’t provide,” Hart said. With a growing number of Americans receiving COVID-19 vaccines, the country is slowly returning to a sense of normalcy. But New…
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