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Spot Robot developed

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  • September 7, 2020
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Spot Robot developed

Part of: GS Prelims and GS-III- Science and Technology

In news

  • Recently, researchers from Boston Dynamics, of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT – USA) have developed a robot, called ‘Spot’.
  • They have planned to use it for patients with Covid-19 symptoms.

Key takeaways

  • The robot is controlled by a handheld device.
  • It can walk on four legs, climbs stairs and can traverse rough terrain with ease. 
  • It is small enough to be used indoors.
  • It can measure skin temperature, breathing rate, pulse rate, and blood oxygen saturation in healthy patients, from 2 metres away.
  • It has four cameras — one infrared, three monochrome.

Do you know?

  • The infrared camera measures skin temperature on the face
  • When haemoglobin binds to oxygen and flows through blood vessels, it results in slight changes in colour.
  • These changes are measured with the help of the three monochrome cameras, which filter lights of three different wavelengths.
  • The robot can be deployed in areas where suspected cases of Covid-19 assemble. 
  • The robot can also carry a tablet that allows doctors to ask patients about their symptoms without being in the same room.

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