Humanoid robot tested
Part of: GS Prelims and GS III – Disaster Management; Science and Technology
- A series of trials were conducted on a humanoid robot at a government hospital in Jaipur.
- 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:
- 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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