To prevent the transmission of coronavirus, SK Telecom (SKT) and Omron Electronics Korea partnered up to develop a self-driving disinfecting robot that autonomously monitors activities – from contactless temperature checks, ensuring that face masks are worn to dispensing hand sanitizer. It even sets off an alarm if someone is suspected of carrying COVID-19.
The germ-militant bot uses SKT’s AI-based video analysis solution and runs on a 5G network. It can detect where people are congregating and in turn, plays a message emphasizing the importance of social distancing. Equipped with a thermal imaging camera, this robot can also identify people who are not wearing face masks and ask them to wear one.
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Also armed with ultraviolet lamps and sprayers, the health-monitoring bot can disinfect 335 square feet (33 square meters) of surface areas in 10 minutes. The aforementioned companies are expected to launch the robots at their headquarters, followed by an official launch in Korea later this year, and worldwide in 2021.
This self-driving robot checks temperatures and disinfects.
Posted by Cheddar Gadgets on Wednesday, 27 May 2020