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United Arab Emirates: 'Reliable' robot fleet to combat COVID-1903:30

United Arab Emirates: 'Reliable' robot fleet to combat COVID-19

United Arab Emirates, Dubai
May 30, 2020 at 16:54 GMT +00:00 · Published

In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country and to support the local healthcare system, a local robotics firm in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has developed a fleet of robots each capable of providing different services such as detecting fever, delivering food and medicine and disinfecting the hand and the areas.

The COVID-19 Response Robot Fleet could be seen on Friday at the company’s offices serving drinks to customers, dispensing hand sanitiser on a client’s hand and spraying disinfectant in a car garage.

"By using these robots, we can reduce the risk of cross-contamination and at the same time maintain the social distance as well, and at the same time do fever detection," said Aswin Sarang, Head of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at Reliable Robotics.

The robots, which were developed to tackle the coronavirus situation, "can be used in malls, hospitals, banking sector among other areas."

As of Saturday, the United Arab Emirate has reported more than 33,100 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 260 related deaths, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.

United Arab Emirates: 'Reliable' robot fleet to combat COVID-1903:30
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In order to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the country and to support the local healthcare system, a local robotics firm in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates has developed a fleet of robots each capable of providing different services such as detecting fever, delivering food and medicine and disinfecting the hand and the areas.

The COVID-19 Response Robot Fleet could be seen on Friday at the company’s offices serving drinks to customers, dispensing hand sanitiser on a client’s hand and spraying disinfectant in a car garage.

"By using these robots, we can reduce the risk of cross-contamination and at the same time maintain the social distance as well, and at the same time do fever detection," said Aswin Sarang, Head of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence at Reliable Robotics.

The robots, which were developed to tackle the coronavirus situation, "can be used in malls, hospitals, banking sector among other areas."

As of Saturday, the United Arab Emirate has reported more than 33,100 confirmed coronavirus cases, with 260 related deaths, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University.