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21 June 2020Lab Chat
An Emirati robotics company has designed and launched a fleet of new automatons to help in the fight against COVID-19. Reliable Robotics, which is based in Dubai, has developed four robots with distinct capabilities, each of which can minimise human contact, aid social distancing and limit the spread of coronavirus.
The innovative technology could become a blueprint for how robots can help in a pandemic, both with regard to the current COVID-19 crisis and any future outbreaks that the human race may have to contend with. In any case, the pioneering efforts of Reliable Robotics look to have set a promising precedent going forwards. .
The contagious nature of the virus has meant that economies and industries around the world have ground to a halt, as people seek to self-isolate and reduce their interaction in close quarters with others. Aware of the unique pressures and challenges thrown up by this unprecedented state of affairs, the Reliable Robotics team have developed four different robots capable of performing unique tasks:
“We have launched four different robots with unique capabilities aimed at maximising the protection of the public as well as the health care workers and limiting their direct contact with COVID-19 patients,” explained Aswin Sarang, who is head of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at Reliable Robotics. Given the delicate nature of the current situation, their services are likely to be in high demand from both the public and private sector in the months and years ahead.Download PDF