The US firm UVD Robots has unveiled its autonomous disinfecting robot, with hotels, transport hubs and airports around the world deploying the technology.
The robot integrates UVC light and disinfection-specialised applications to destroy viruses and bacteria on surfaces and in the air.
Multiple reports have indicated that Covid-19 thrives less well in hot climates and when exposed to sun rays, and scientists have explained that UV radiation damages the genetic material of viruses and their ability to replicate.
Viruses such as Covid-19 are susceptible, as they have thin cell membranes which can be easily penetrated.
St Pancras deployed the robots on its course and in washroom as part of a drive to re-instil confidence in travel as the pandemic continues.
It comes after Transport for London (TfL) revealed it is trialling innovative virus-killing cleaning methods including UV light machines to minimise the spread of Covid-19 on the Tube.
In a first for the London Underground, machines beaming UV light rays onto handrails running along escalators have been installed at points across the Tube network.
Hand rails are an obvious Covid-19 spreading ground if not cleaned thoroughly, with thousands of hands potentially leaving virus particles for the next commuter to pick up.
If the trial proves successful, UV light technology could be installed "more widely" as a cleaning method throughout the London Underground going forward.
Around the World, YOTEL Boston in the US has rolled out the UVD robots in high-touch public spaces and select cabins meanwhile Michigan's Gerald R. Ford Airport is using them in public terminal spaces.
In Denmark, the Clarion Hotel at Copenhagen Airport have applied the machines to disinfects conference rooms.
Meanwhile, Heathrow Airport has also been trialling the robots for several months.
Several additional projects with the robots are also currently being carried out in the travel industry within the Middle East, including the Hamad International Airport in Qatar.
Per Juul Nielsen, CEO of UVD Robots said: “As the travel and hospitality industry looks to bring travellers back, they are working to meet new and heightened expectations for safety and cleanliness in order to build trust."
“Because our UVD Robots are simple, safe and effective, we are working with an increasing number of hotels, airports, railways and others to bring hospital-grade disinfection solutions to these facilities. We couldn’t be more thrilled than to play a role in the recovery of this industry.”