This disclosure describes an autonomous mobile robot that can be utilized for sanitization of surfaces, e.g., in indoor environments such as offices, laboratories, lavatories, hallways, entrance gates, cafeteria, etc. Per techniques of this disclosure, payloads effective to sanitize surfaces and objects, e.g., ultraviolet-C (UV-C) emitting device(s), such as UV-C lamps, are mounted on an autonomous robot that can traverse the indoor environment. The robot can autonomously navigate the indoor environment and disinfect surfaces by emitting UV-C radiation via its payload. The robot is configured to dynamically learn routes, generate a map of a route traversed, etc. and to automatically detect human presence to avoid human exposure to UV-C radiation. The robot can function autonomously without human intervention and has the capability to dock itself into a wireless charging station, thereby enabling it to operate 24/7.
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Anonymous, "Autonomous Mobile Sanitization Robot", Technical Disclosure Commons, (July 19, 2020)