How Robots Can Tell How Clean is ‘Clean’

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SUTD – Thejus Pathmakumar, Manivannan Kalimuthu, Balakrishnan Ramalingam and Mohan Rajesh Elara

By giving the touch-and-inspect method a smart update, SUTD researchers have designed a sensor for autonomous cleaning robots that can quantify the cleanliness of a given area.

How Robots Can Tell How Clean is 'Clean'

An overview of sample auditing sensors and its major components.

Over the years, cleaning robots have evolved from disc-shaped vacuum cleaners found in homes to advanced models that can navigate complex spaces like airports and train stations. As COVID-19 highlights the need to keep public spaces clean, how can we be sure that the areas covered by cleaning robots are indeed clean?

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