The ARM Institute's membership was uniquely positioned to quickly respond to solutions needed for the COVID-19 pandemic.


This project was funded from a special COVID-19 focused Project Call released by the ARM Institute in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Defense.


This project seeks to catalyze an automated disinfection solution that will both disinfect and keep records of the cleaning tasks completed.

Technical Approach

Due to the rapid transmutability of COVID-19, frequent surface disinfection is required for businesses and workspaces to operate safely. The current method of manual cleaning is not ideal because it puts another person into the space who could get sick or transmit the virus. This project will develop an autonomous mobile robot with a mounted collaborative multi-axis robotic arm capable of manipulating both a disinfection system and a sensor suite. The system will identify areas that need disinfecting, execute the disinfecting process, and keep records of the cleaning tasks completed. 


Principal Investigator: Lockheed Martin Advanced Technology Laboratories Project Team: GrayMatter Robotics, Southwest Research Institute (SwRI), Lockheed Martin Rotary Mission Systems