Robot and human interaction have progressed over time. The progression has demanded the need for physically interacting robots in some situations, if not many, such as the COVID-19 situation that has heightened the need for interacting robots to play a role in managing public health and infectious diseases.
Robotics is a promising cutting-edge tool in telemedicine that has potential applications in transforming physical exam and clinical care, as well as monitoring patients in remote conditions
A service robot can work autonomously providing human-like service quality. It can be used to limit the outbreak of infections and minimize further exposure.
Moreover, it is useful for disinfection, delivery of drugs and food, measuring vital signs, facilitating border control, and automatic disinfection…etc.
For instance, The Humanoid Smart Catering Services Robot SIFROBOT-5.2 can carry out reception duties, food, and drinks delivery in hospitals, malls, or airports. It is equipped with SLAM Tech, making navigation very easy.
Indeed, a Service Robot can contribute to minimizing human-to-human contact, henceforth decreasing the risk of contamination.
In addition, it creates an interactive shopping experience and provides consultative and informative explanations.
To sum up, the experience with the Covid-19 pandemic confirmed that robots could be effectively and efficiently used for disinfection, cleaning, item delivery, and for the provision of information to people about the pandemic.
References: Combating COVID-19, Service Robots, Social Service Robots
Disclaimer: The information provided in this article are for explanatory purposes only. SIFSOF is not responsible neither for the misuse nor for the wrong or random use of the robots.
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