Robot ot safely prepared for coronavirus by Danish scientists

Copenhagen – Danish researchers have developed a fully automated robot that can carry the coronavirus so that healthcare professionals are not exposed to the risk of infection.

Researchers at Southern University of Denmark (SDU) and Lifeline Robotics hope that their prototype ‘swab robot’ could soon be deployed to free health professionals from the potentially risky work of testing their patients.

When a patient presents an ID-card, the robot prepares a sample kit, swabs it and puts the sample in a container ready for testing, explained Thiasius Rajith Savarimuthu, a professor of robotics at SDU.

In a video, Savarimuthi himself tested the robot. He placed his mouth on a plastic frame with his chin, opened the mouth wide, and rotated a robotic arm with a swab placed behind his neck.

Powered by artificial intelligence, the robot uses a camera to locate the right side of the neck and is programmed to flick it gently, the developers explained.

“You get the same procedure repeated over and over again which will give the samples better quality,” Savarimuthu said.

“There will be a global demand for more automated testing, more automated testing to protect and protect people on the front lines,” Soren Stig said.

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