Frasers Property and PBA Group announce their collaboration to roll out UV-disinfecting autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) – called Sunburst UV Bots – as part of a series of measures undertaken by Frasers Property Group to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.

Frasers Property will be the first mall operator in Singapore to adopt this made-in-Singapore technology. The AMRs will be introduced to Northpoint City in May and progressively rolled out at Frasers Property Group’s other malls in Singapore.

PBA’s AMRs are the first made-in-Singapore mobile robots, which are designed, developed and manufactured using proprietary technology.

The AMRs are built with an ultraviolet-C light module, emitting powerful UV-C rays which can eradicate viruses. They automate the disinfecting process, relieving the strain on manpower resources. Using data from cameras, built-in sensors and software, the AMRs can detect, navigate and adapt to changes in their environments, as well as map out and identify the most efficient routes.

Frasers Property Group has a combined retail portfolio of 14 malls in Singapore, which includes retail properties held under Frasers Property Retail, Frasers Centrepoint Trust and retail properties managed by AsiaMalls Management Pte. Ltd.

Meanwhile, PBA Group is a regional robotics and automation leader headquartered in Singapore.