Eden Lu, the Co-founder of Roborn, was interviewed by Metro Finance’s MFD Academy. He talked about the story of the 5G epidemic prevention smart robot named PEP300, and how it took the team 15 days, 20 hours each to develop the robot altogether. The temperature detecting robot is engaged with agility in deployment that demonstrates Techanization™. It is a concept advocated by Roborn, which is about integrating modern technology into ecologies.
Roborn’s PEP3000 has been on duty as frontline workers screening out potential coronavirus patients by temperature decetion at the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department in Kowloon Bay since early March. PEP3000 uses artificial intelligence to support teams of human workers assigned to do everything they can to contain the spread of the disease. The team reckoned that temperature measurement in public areas will be a new norm for every person and place of business even after this global health crisis.
The body temperature detection robot developed by Roborn was tested at prisons in the Correctional Services Department as well as the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department. At the highest peak, nearly a thousand people passed by the entrance and not a single person was missed. At present, the robot is being used at 3 NGOs, a medical centre and the EMSD.
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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.
Roborn’s PEP3000 was featured on TVB News’ special segment Innovation GPS. Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Roborn developed PEP3000 , a 5G epidemic prevention smart robot which can detect body temperatures of multiple people at the same time. The program highlights key features of PEP3000, including agility in deployment, accurate temperature detection from foreheads, and capturing of images of suspected patients and close contacts nearby for tracking.
EMSD launched an anti-epidemic thematic page on their platform to reach out to innovation and technology companies for the development of new technology projects to fight against the epidemic. Among the projects, Roborn’s mobile body temperature detection robot can quickly identify the potentially infected within the community. The robot has been used at the main entrance of the EMSD headquarters since the beginning of this month.