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Robots and AI playing their part in coronavirus cleanup

As China finally ends the lockdown it imposed on Wuhan about two-and-a-half months ago, we look at some of the cleanup operations involving robots and artificial intelligence in the country.

UBTech Robotics has been at the forefront of robotic and AI implementations fighting Covid-19 away from of hospitals. Below are some examples.

Back to school

At the school gates of two major middle schools – Kunming Number 3 Middle School and Kunming Dianchi Middle School – in Yunnan province, southwest of China, students returning from prolonged absence for Covid-19 fear are now greeted by a robot instead of a human.

The robot, named AimBot, is taking students’ temperatures and checking their mask wearing, which helps school personnel improve monitoring efficiency while reducing cross-infection risks.

The AimBot robot can detect people’s temperatures with 99 percent accuracy up to 3.5 meters away by using infrared technology. They can monitor the temperatures of up to 15 people at once.

They can also disinfect designated areas including classrooms, cafeteria and hallways, as well as move around broadcasting coronavirus preventing tips.

Bank balanced

As the Coronavirus seems to wane in China, people are getting back to work. But the fear still lingers.

For health and safety, staff from the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the world’s largest bank, can have a temperature check in their cars before going into ICBC Shenzhen office.

Atris, the outdoor patrolling robot (pictured below), is covering this job now.

Robot cop

Standing at the intersections of highways entering Shenzhen since weekend, two police assistants – based on UBTech Cruzr and Atris – have served 24 hours a day to remind passing vehicles to register passengers’ information via QR code on the robot (main picture) as well as take people’s temperature remotely.

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