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KAZE on Straits Times: Learning Journey by Manpower Minister Josephine Teo
16/06/2020
As featured on:
  1. The Straits Times
  2. Berita Harian
It was an honour to host Manpower Minister Josephine Teo for the learning journey and fireside chat with the RACE talents at PBA. The Minister even had the chance to learn how fast operators can learn to deploy the Sunburst UV Bots within the short period of time. PBA were especially proud of our education platform RACE Robotics for their work in building up the talent ecosystem in Singapore and training Robotics and Automation #talents that are breaking boundaries and ready to Go Make A Difference with a hands-on and holistic education.   In addition, as part of the #SGUnitedTraineeships Programme, PBA is proud to provide opportunities for fresh graduates to acquire valuable industry-relevant experience and Make A Difference. To find out more and apply, click here.
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KAZE on ABC Good Morning America: UV-C light in fight against Covid-19
13/06/2020
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  1. ABC News Good Morning America
UV lights has been used to disinfect for a number of years. Our UV-C light can exterminate 99.99% of virus and bacteria and protects users with built-in safety features. Autonomous Mobile Robots such, as the Sunburst UV bots, automates processes that’s "dangerous, dull and dirty". Suitable for use in many different facilities - retail malls, healthcare facilities, hotels, conference halls & many others, email us at [email protected] to find out more.
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PBA Group Launches Humans of PBA Series
07/06/2020
Superheroes come to the fore in times of need. As the world came to a standstill, our agile all-star-team at PBA worked harder than ever to develop solutions to combat the virus in double-quick time, and the world now knows of our battle weapon - the Sunburst UV Bot. Check out the stories of the remarkable people who calls PBA home #GoMakeADifference in our battle against COVID-19. The 4-part series will premiere on 10 June, with an episode every Wednesday, 8pm (SGT) on Facebook and YouTube. Join us to tune in - and don't forget to follow us on our pages for more exciting updates! Subscribe to their newly created YouTube Channel here to be the first to watch it https://bit.ly/PBAGroupYT Together, we will Go Make A Difference. Go MAD.
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KAZE on Reuters: Exterminate! UV robot sent to Singapore mall to zap coronavirus
22/05/2020
Original coverage by:
  1. Reuters : Exterminate! UV robot sent to Singapore mall to zap coronavirus
Reproduced on:
  1. (VIDEO) NowThis 
  2. Herald Sun
  3. China Daily 
  4. Jakarta Post 
  5. TVI 24 (Portuguese TV)
  6. News-24 (French)
We're making (light) waves all over the globe! The Sunburst UV Bot has now made the news in the US, Australia, the UK & Europe, China and more. Mobile Robots such, as the Sunburst UV Bot, automates processes that’s "dangerous, dull and dirty". “It’s dangerous because UVC shouldn’t be deployed when there’s humans around,” he said, referring to the short-wave germicidal type of ultraviolet radiation. Dull - because you keep on going to a place and you keep on doing a repeated task, and dirty, because of the COVID-19,” said CEO Derrick Yap. While spraying has become the norm in many places around the world, the robot uses ultraviolet lamps to disinfect not only surfaces, but tricky-to-reach crevices and even the air. Suitable for use in many different facilities - retail malls, healthcare facilities, hotels, conference halls & many others, email us at [email protected] to find out more. This is just the start, as we are still very much hard at work to launch a family of robots to combat the virus. This is just the start, as we are still very much hard at work to launch a family of robots to combat the virus. Follow us on our social media pages to stay updated.
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KAZE on Channel 8: Uncovering the tech, safety features and benefits
18/05/2020
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  1. [Skip to 2:04] Mediacorp Channel 8 Click It (Mandarin)

We welcomed the Channel 8 crew to have a behind-the-scenes look at our first weapon in the line-up of autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) to aid the fight, our first PBAvenger - Sunburst UV Bot . The crew uncovers the tech, safety features and benefits of using our AMRs which are being readied to take on the virus.

Suitable for use in many different facilities - retail malls, healthcare facilities, hotels, conference halls & many others, email us at to find out more. This is just the start, as we are still very much hard at work to launch a family of robots to combat the virus. Follow us on our social media pages to stay updated.

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KAZE Sunburst UV Bot on Primetime TV: CNA, Ch 5, Suria, Vasantham
08/05/2020
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  1. Channel News Asia (CNA) Singapore Tonight (7 May 2020, 10pm)
  2. MediaCorp Channel 5 - News 5 (7 May 2020, 9pm)
  3. Suria Berita Mediacorp (7 May 2020, 8pm) - Robot pembasmi kuman bakal diguna di pusat beli-belah, sistem pengangkutan Singapura
  4. Vasantham Tamil Seithi (7 May 2020, 8.30pm)

Ready, Set, Disinfect! Check out the first made-in-Singapore UV Bots on Singapore primetime TV!

PBA - KAZE Sunburst UV Bot, an autonomous disinfecting robot, armed with UV lights will be rolled out at more malls and supermarkets in the the fight against the pandemic. It will disinfect areas six times faster than a human, disinfecting 15 square metres in 10 mins compared to an hour by hand.

The Autonomous Mobile Robots will be deployed at Frasers Property Retail's shopping malls across Singapore. “This robots allow us to automate the sanitisation processes, reduce the reliance on human resources, the robots can also disinfect the malls after operating hours, improving our operational efficiency.” said Alvin Low, Vice President & Head of Operations, Frasers Property Retail. Dr Ling Moi Lin, Director, Infection Prevention and Epidemiology at Singapore General Hospital (SGH) also shared on the efficacy of UV-C against microorganisms and how the technology breaks off the DNA or the molecular material of these microorganisms. She also shared the concern of manual disinfection and her interest for autonomous robots like ours that can cover more areas effectively.

Suitable for use in many different facilities - retail malls, healthcare facilities, hotels, conference halls & many others, email us at to find out more. This is just the start, as we are still very much hard at work to launch a family of robots to combat the virus. Follow us on our social media pages to stay updated.

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KAZE on Business Times: Offering know-how in fight against COVID-19
25/04/2020
As featured on:
  1. The Business Times
Agility is key during situations like this to innovate especially where lives are at stake. As we speak, the Sunburst UV bots are currently being tested in some hospitals. Our parent company, PBA Group will continue, using our tech and resources to Make A Difference in this battle against COVID-19. Additionally, in a bid to help companies in Singapore and Singaporeans, Sunburst will be made accessible to companies through a flexible model, as well as subsidies for those especially in need, such as essential services, or cluster-hit areas. PBA is working with the government to help keep the cost down for users. Kudos to the other companies mentioned as well in the article for Making A Difference in the battle against Covid-19. 1929 Mask, Razer Inc., Esri and Racer Technology.
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KAZE: PBA to deploy first Made-in-Singapore UV disinfecting mobile robot - SUNBURST - to fight Covid-19
24/04/2020
As featured on:
  1. The Straits Times

We are proud to announce that PBA Group's Mobile Robot unit, KAZE Robotics, will roll out the first Made-In-Singapore UV disinfecting mobile bot - Sunburst UV bot - throughout the region to fight COVID-19.We will be deploying at least 200 of the mobile robots, beginning with Northpoint City in Singapore in May, then moving across various sectors including essential services such as healthcare and transport sector, as well as, critical cluster-hit areas, by end of 2020.The Sunburst UV Bot emits powerful UV-light, which has been proven to be able to kill other viruses very similar to the coronavirus, such as those behind MERS and SARS. These autonomous robots will replace manual labour disinfecting, protecting frontline cleaning staff, and relieving the strain on labour resources. Drop us an email to join the fight and follow us on our social media pages for more updates.

Please read the press release below for more information. Singapore, 23 April 2020 - PBA Group will roll out more than 200 UV-Disinfecting mobile robots in Singapore and the region to combat COVID-19. The first made-in-Singapore autonomous UV mobile robots (AMRs), known as Sunburst, will be deployed progressively from May 2020. This move is part of PBA Group’s effort to help in the battle against the pandemic, which includes a mask donation initiative. The Sunburst UV Bots will be deployed first at a shopping mall, then moving across various sectors including essential services such as healthcare and transport sector by end of 2020. The robots are built with a lamp module emitting powerful UV-C light, which is clinically proven to eliminate 99.99% of bacteria and viruses. Also, in the pipeline is to produce similar robots to eventually land in households. PBA, a regional Robotics and Automation leader headquartered in Singapore, has existing operations and capabilities in building autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) which are developed, designed and manufactured in-house in Singapore. The UV Bots is PBA’s response to the pandemic, to help Singapore. They are the first in a suite of mobile robots PBA is building, specifically with the battle against COVID-19 in mind. “This move is part of our overarching, collective effort to leverage our resources and tech to help Singapore combat the COVID-19 virus,” said Derrick Yap, Chief Executive Officer, PBA Group. PBA is already looking ahead with plans underway to rollout at hospitals. Mr. Yap added that the robots are offered at low-cost, subsidised rates in a bid to help Singapore. “Our mission is to make the technology accessible to companies, especially in these challenging times. We are offering our help, and calling companies and individuals to join us in our shared purpose.” The UV-Disinfecting AMRs performs disinfecting more effectively, replacing a job which would have been otherwise performed by manual labour, protecting frontline cleaning staff, as well as relieving the strain on labour resources. With airborne transmission a risk (studies have found that COVID-19 virus stays in the air for up to 4 hours and can travel up to 4m) when the droplets of the virus are so fine they become suspended and remain airborne, disinfecting surfaces through methods like manually cleaning and spraying disinfectant solutions will be not be as effective compared to UV-C light disinfecting. The Sunburst UV Bots fronts a broader effort by PBA to play its part to help Singapore in the fight against COVID-19, which includes supporting frontline staff. The robotics company had rallied behind the scenes to assemble this movement coined collectively within the company as “Go MAD” – a nod towards its Go Make a Difference credo.
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KAZE Robotics: Sunburst UV bot launched to battle against COVID-19
18/04/2020
As featured on:
  1. The Straits Times
  As part of our broader effort to battle the pandemic, our Sunburst UV Disinfecting Mobile Robot (Sunburst UV Bot), will soon be deployed in public areas. The Sunburst UV bot will emit powerful UV-C rays that can decontaminate the environment, killing around 99 per cent of bacteria and has been clinically proven to eliminate viruses. We should try to lower the load of our frontline workers. Robots were never meant to replace humans and we are here to help do the dangerous and dirty work. Our team have worked tirelessly 24/7 to get this out. Email us at to find out more about how we can keep retail malls, healthcare facilities, hotels, dormitories, conference halls, & many others safe during this period. This is part of our broader effort to combat the virus. Check out our masks commitment with RAZER and follow our social media pages for updates.  
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