SCMP: What recession? Hong Kong start-up sees boon making robots that take body temperatures amid coronavirus pandemic
Roborn has produced a robot that measures body temperature. Once someone’s forehead area temperature exceeds a threshold, data will be sent to an operational centre of the robot’s owner for a fast response or follow-up. Roborn’s artificial intelligence software allows the robot to focus on a person’s head for temperature checks, unlike some products in the market which would trigger an alarm even when someone walks past holding a hot object.
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With the ongoing novel coronavirus, taking one’s temperature has become a necessary action in our daily lives. Roborn Technology, a technology enterprise in Cyberport, developed the nation’s first 5G epidemic prevention smart robot which can automatically detect temperature. The robot can move at a speed of 1m/s. At the top are thermal imaging lens, which can detect body temperature within five meters. As soon as it detects a person with fever, it will immediately issue an alert and prevent the person from moving elsewhere. The robot has already been introduced to local medical centres for trial use.
Specializing in designing and creating humanoid robots with its motion control technology, Roborn, with a team of six professors and 15 researchers and developers, began deploying the concept of its 5G epidemic prevention smart robot on the first day of the Lunar New Year.
Regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus, Roborn successfully developed 5G Epidemic Prevention Smart Robot (PEP, Professor Epidemic Prevention) to ease the pressure on frontline medical staff. On 8 Feb 2020 (the Lantern Festival) , Hong Kong TVB News conducted a special interview with the Roborn team on the 5G Epidemic Prevention Smart Robot.
Most fixed infrared temperature detection devices available in the market basically rely heavily on manpower to determine the temperature with their naked eyes. As a result, human errors may occur easily and targets may be missed. Witnessing the situation, Prof. Larry Poon Ka-Yeung and Dr. Mark Mak Hin-Yu led their team to develop a 5G epidemic prevention smart robot which can complete tasks such as measure temperature, provide instant alert, deliver epidemic information etc.
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With the currently raging novel coronavirus epidemic, Roborn responded to the market contingency by developing a 5G Epidemic Prevention Smart Robot, which has already been introduced to a local medical centre. Roborn’s founders believe that technology innovation is a process of constant devotion. Only through constant devotion can they remain competitive.