Micron Launches COVID-19 UV Robot Design Challenge


What is this all about?

  • On June 4, 2020, Micron announced the UV Robot Design Challenge to address the growing need for reliable, low-cost ultraviolet-light robotic solutions that can help automate disinfection and potentially combat the spread of COVID-19 and other diseases. We invite aspiring engineers, inventors and professionals in robotics or machine learning to design a complete solution through a collaborative, open-source approach.
  • UV light has been shown to destroy the RNA in viruses and can reduce the transmission of microbes, which can remain active on surfaces for long periods of time.
  • Micron’s UV Robot Design Challenge is intended to produce innovative and highly cost-effective solutions that can have an impact against COVID-19 and other pathogen-borne diseases.

If I’m interested, how can I participate?

  • We invite you to be part of the collaboration. Join us on our design challenge site — Hackster.io — by registering and agreeing to the rules and timeline for the challenge.
  • Look below for more documents detailing this challenge.

Where can I find more information and FAQs?

  • Visit the Hackster.io page for more details on the Micron UV Robot Design Challenge.
  • Watch this page for updates on the challenge’s progress.


Key Dates

UV Robot Challenge Timeline