GGII MUST WATCH - Robots in times of coronavirus

GGII MUST WATCH – Robots in times of coronavirus

A disenfection robot in action (Source Douyin)

In China, robots are being used to minimize the spread of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, by taking on cleaning and food preparation jobs that are considered dangerous for humans. From deploying drones to chide citizens for not donning masks in public to using robot assistants to deliver medical goods and conduct disinfection operations, China is in fact employing a tech-savvy approach to tackle the country’s coronavirus outbreak.

China has become the world’s largest market for industrial robotics and the fastest-growing market worldwide, according to the International Federation of Robotics. Below there are interesting pictures of how robots are used in these diffucult times. Take a look.

Another robot used to disinfect streets and buildings in China

A photo of Meituan’s unmanned delivery vehicle. Photo: Handout

In these two viral videos people are suggested to go back to their houses by a drone (Source Douyin)

Medical workers checking on the robots that will be put on to the streets in China in the fight against the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak in the country. A disinfection robot has been developed by scientists in Soochow University at Qingdao, East China’s Shandong province, on Wednesday (Feb 12). – Xinhua/ANN

A JD.com autonomous vehicle deployed during the coronavirus crisis. Photo: Handout

The Ele.me delivery robot that was deployed to a quarantined hotel in Wenzhou last month. Photo: Handout

A man using a drone to spray disinfectant on Jan 31, 2020, in a village in Pingdingshan, in China’s central Henan province.PHOTO: AFP

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