Programming and application
Before starting its autonomous operation, in each new working environment, the cleaning staff must put DeKonBot 2 into operation. For this, they navigate the robot through the whole area that is to be cleaned, which enables the robot to automatically generate a map of the relevant environment. During this programming journey, the cleaning staff mark the position of all objects in need of cleaning by simply moving the robot in front of them. Once the initial operation of the robot has been completed, autonomous cleaning can begin.
On its autonomous cleaning journey, the robot independently covers a specific area selected by the user. Alternatively, certain routines can be defined in which the robot cleans individual areas at certain times. DeKonBot 2 moves into the pre-programmed position in front of an object to be cleaned before moving its sensor-equipped arm and cleaning tool forwards. The robot then wipes its brushes on a grid to avoid drops. Using the sensors, it measures the object to be cleaned. Based on the sensor data it then plans the necessary movement of the robot arm so that the brushes completely disinfect the handle, knob or switch. Thereafter, the robot gets down to the business of disinfecting the selected surfaces. When it has finished, the robot repositions the cleaning tool safely in its disinfectant tank and makes its way to the next object for cleaning.