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Humanoid robot tested

  • IASbaba
  • March 27, 2020
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Humanoid robot tested

Part of: GS Prelims and GS III – Disaster Management; Science and Technology

In News: 

  • A series of trials were conducted on a humanoid robot at a government hospital in Jaipur.

Key takeaways:

  • The trials were carried out to check if robot could be used for delivering medicines and food to the COVID-19 patients admitted there.
  • If approved, the robot would help in keeping the doctors and nursing staff at a safe distance to protect them against the dreaded coronavirus.
  • The medicos and paramedical staff are at higher risk of being infected with the virus despite wearing protective gear.
  • It is battery-operated humanoid robot with a lifespan of four to five years
  • It uses artificial intelligence and Internet of Things (IoT).
  • It can navigate its own way without the instructions to follow lines on the floor.
  • The robots could also be easily disinfected and used multiple times inside the high-risk isolation ward.

Important value additions:

Humanoid robot

  • It is a robot with its body shape built to resemble the human body. 
  • The design may be for functional purposes.

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