An autonomous virus-removing robot could soon clean the cabin of airplanes. Developed by Dubai-based airport service company Dnata and Swiss startup UVeya, the robot uses ultraviolet rays to destroy harmful microbes, viruses, and bacteria. Similar technology has been used for years in cleaning laboratories and hospitals and it is very efficient, says UVeya co-founder Jodoc Elmiger. In addition, it doesn’t leave any trace or residue.

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