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Robot Vacuums Used to Clean, Sanitize Roof of Holy Kaaba

Robot Vacuums Used to Clean, Sanitize Roof of Holy Kaaba

Sunday, 3 April, 2022 - 18:15
The Kaaba at the Grand Mosque. (Reuters)

The General Presidency of the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques has allocated five robot vacuums to clean and sanitize the roof of the Holy Kaaba, allowing the cleaning operation to be complete in 20 minutes, reported the Saudi Press Agency.

Saudi Undersecretary of the Presidency for Services, Field Affairs and Ensuring Environmental Prevention Mohammed bin Musleh Al-Jabiri said that the robot vacuum works through a smart application and manually.

The robot's dimensions are 40x40x10, with a charging time of four hours. It can work for three hours. The robot vacuum covers an area of 180 square meters in the three hours with a suction power of 2000 pascal with a dust reservoir of 400 milliliters, and a 250-millileter water reservoir, with three speeds and a hybrid broom and mop that work through artificial intelligence maps.

These modern devices and technologies seek to preserve the quality and safety of marble, remove dust residues, and clean the Holy Kaaba and the entire Grand Mosque.

Al-Jabiri said that the presidency is keen on providing the latest technologies to sanitize the Grand Mosque and speed up tasks at a lower cost.

The cleaning of the Holy Kaaba roof is done by a specialized technical Saudi team according to a fixed timetable. The latest cleaning technologies are used through several stages, where one cleaning process is usually complete within 20 minutes.

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