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    SK Telecom develops autonomous disinfectant robot

    26 May, 2020

    SK Telecom has developed a new autonomous robot to handle disinfection and monitoring duties as part of efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, the company said on Tuesday.

    The robot, which was co-developed with South Korean industrial automation solution provider Omron, will disinfect designated areas of the telco's headquarters in Seoul by using ultraviolet lamps.

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    Sony AI and avatarin to cooperate on remote control robots

    18 May, 2020

    Sony AI Inc and avatarin Inc, an ANA Group company, have reached a basic agreement to work together to develop next-generation remote control robots by combining the AI and robotics technology of Sony AI with avatarin's avatar (remote control robot) technology.

    Next-generation avatar robots are expected to play a central role in situations where autonomous robots have barriers to safe and cost effective deployment, and where it is difficult for people to perform physical tasks. Alo...
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    PAL Robotics robots ready to help fight Coronavirus in hospitals

    15 May, 2020

    At PAL Robotics we are already regularly customizing and adapting our robots so that they can be used in European-funded research projects. The overall aim of these projects is to make new robot uses, such as widespread use in hospitals and residential homes, a reality. Such testing of our robots in new scenarios therefore makes them viable to be quickly incorporated into medical settings to help fight coronavirus (COVID-19).

    Our robots including ARI, TIAGo an...
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    ROBERT, the robot for mobilizing patients

    15 May, 2020
    With ROBERT, the company Life Science Robotics (LSR) has developed a robot for mobilizing patients. Especially in times of social distancing, the robot-based medical device ROBERT can support physiotherapists in their work. The lightweight robot LBR Med from KUKA is used for this purpose.

    The robot-based medical device ROBERT supports physiotherapists in their work. Technical assistants can be used in particular when people have to keep their distance from each other in order to p...
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    Robotics for Infectious Diseases

    11 May, 2020
    ​Robots for all aspects of infectious diseases, from health care to how individuals cope! 

    In 2015 during the west Africa Ebola outbreak, the White House OSTP with multiple universities and agencies, the National Science Foundation, and the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service sponsored workshops on robotics (ground, aerial, marine).  Since Ebola didn’t turn into a global threat, at the time things didn’t progress much farther than those workshops, but ther...
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    Spot, the Boston Dynamic's robot who's fighting against the Covid-19 expansion in a hospital

    11 May, 2020
    Spot is a robot with dog appearance designed by Boston Dynamics. It has been used during two weeks in a hospital in Boston – Brigham and Women’s Hospital – to help minimize the staff exposure to the Covid-19. The medical team is using the robot as a telemedicine platform, allowing healthcare providers to remotely triage patients. 

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    Reduce Hospital Acquired Infections with the UV Disinfection Robot

    8 May, 2020

    The UVD Robot is used as part of the regular cleaning cycle, and aims at preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases, vira, bacteria, and other types of harmful organic microorganisms in the environment by breaking down their DNA-structure. The robot is safe, reliable and eliminates human error. Furthermore, it is user friendly and is designed to be operated by every-day cleaning staff.

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    3D-vision-guided robots assist in COVID-19 measures in China

    8 May, 2020

    In some environments maintaining social distance proves almost impossible, for instance in hospitals where personal protective equipment (PPE) for doctors and nurses, like masks and gowns, is in short supply. Protecting these frontline healthcare workers is imperative to success in the fight against the disease.

    Robots, on the other hand, do not require PPE and can perform simple tasks. Replacing humans promotes social distancing, helping to slow the spread of the virus, while also...
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    Robots on hand to greet Japanese coronavirus patients in hotels

    4 May, 2020

     Coronavirus patients with light symptoms arriving to stay at several Tokyo hotels are likely to get a lift from a pleasant surprise - a robot greeter in the lobby. Japan is now using hotels to house patients who have tested positive for the coronavirus but whose symptoms are too light to need hospitalisation, and several in the capital of Tokyo just opened on Friday feature robots to help lighten the burden on nurses.

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    COVID-19 Provides Use Cases for Mobile Robotics

    30 Apr, 2020

    As everyone around the world tries to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, healthcare workers are struggling to keep themselves healthy and the rest of us (hopefully) continue to maintain our distance. It’s a good time to remember the three Ds of robotics—dirty, dull, and dangerous. Sales of medical robots had already increased by 50% in 2018, according to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR). But the coronavirus outbreak highlights some key use cases for mobile robotics in particul...
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    Meet Violet, the Robot That Can Kill the COVID-19 Virus

    27 Apr, 2020

    In just a few months, the COVID-19 pandemic has crossed borders and oceans, killing thousands, sickening millions, and forcing millions more to reckon with the economic and personal chaos of closures and lockdowns.

    Yet as the global infection count rises, the crisis has also given rise to acts of ingenuity. The pandemic has set off a global race for both an effective vaccine and for the accurate, rapid-response tests that will be necessary before workplaces can safely reopen. Vacci...
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    Boston Dynamics just opened up this robot tech to help tackle COVID-19

    27 Apr, 2020
    Company behind Spot the robot dog has published application designs for robots on GitHub that could help staff reduce their chances of infection and perform essential high-risk duties.

    Boston Dynamics has open-sourced some of its robotics technology to help protect healthcare workers battling the coronavirus.

    The robotics firm has developed a healthcare toolkit that it hopes will allow mobile robots to carry out essential functions that reduce the exposure of frontline healthcar...