Smart robots sterilize, distribute Zamzam water at Makkah Grand Mosque

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Makkah, July 18 (BNA): The General Presidency for the Affairs of the Grand Holy Mosque and the Prophet's Holy Mosque has harnessed technology to serve pilgrims and visitors of the two Holy Mosques, said Saudi Press Agency (SPA).

The Environmental Protection and Epidemic Control Department at the General Presidency supported the intensified disinfection operations at the Grand Holy Mosque and its courtyards through providing robots.


The robots use a control system that is programmed on a pre-installed map with six levels that contribute to protecting the environment and analyzing sterilization requirements according to various usage scenarios and course of sterilization.

Director of Technical and Service Affairs Naif Al-Jahdali said that the robots, which received SLAM patent, can work between five and eight hours without any human intervention and have a capacity of 23.8 liters of sterilizers with a consumption rate of two liters per hour to eliminate bacteria in an area of 600 square meters.

There are also robots that distribute bottles of Zamzam water. During a tour of approximately 10 minutes, the robot distributes 30 bottles of Zamzam water and can work up to eight hours without any human intervention..