Researchers from the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science (HFIPS) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences recently developed a robot that realized simultaneous disinfection of both air and object surfaces. The technology behind this robot can automatically detect disinfection objects and control the positioning of the manipulator concerning users’ needs.
It has been observed that the robot may have wide applications in medical environments, like Intensive Care Medicine (ICU), Disinfection Supply Center and Static Delivery Center, etc. The researchers used teleoperation and deep learning technology for training the robot to identify targets by itself and then to disinfect accurately. the robot is also installed with a Mecanum wheel that can move in Omni-direction and zero turning radius and even with a load capacity of more than 300 kilograms.
The team will now work on the development of smart hospitals by designing a series of smart robots for medical material delivery, auxiliary supply distribution, and intelligent sputum suction in open artificial airways.