Milwaukee VA Medical Center Zaps Germs with Robots

The robots are mostly used in hospital areas with higher risk of infection.

By Gary J. Kunich, Public Affairs Officer, Milwaukee VA Medical Center

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

The Milwaukee VA Medical Center has a new weapon against invisible critters that can spread infection, illness or even death – a purple and silver robot about the size of a trash can that looks like R2D2 and obliterates the buggers with 67 pulses of ultraviolet light per second.

Meet Xena and Thor – two germ-zapping robots added to Milwaukee’s cleaning and infection control procedures to ensure better health and safety for Veterans and employees.

“You can’t put a price on the health and well-being of our Veterans.”

VA put the machines into action this summer after holding a “Name the Robots” contest among…

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