Advantech's technology helps 5G patrol robots detect coronavirus
Published: 17 March 2020 - Christian Lynn
As part of its effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, China is using 5G patrol robots developed by Guangzhou Gosuncn Robot Company, using Advantech's MIC-770 edge computer to monitor mask wearing and body temperatures in public places.
Following the outbreak of COVID-19, the Guangzhou Gosuncn Robot Company, a leading provider of smart city IoT products and services, upgraded its 5G-powered police patrol robot with new capabilities to assist first-line police officers in conducting disease prevention inspections. Because the manual measurement of body temperature exposes public safety personnel to potential health risks, these robots are equipped with five high-resolution cameras and infrared thermometers capable of scanning the temperature of ten people simultaneously within a radius of five metres. If a high temperature or the absence of a mask is detected, the robots send an alert to the relevant authorities. All data can be transmitted to a centralised control centre for real-time situational response and decision-making. Moreover, although these robots are self-driving machines, they can also be controlled remotely, thereby saving manpower by reducing patrolling responsibilities and preventing cross-infection. It's no surprise then that these next-generation 5G patrol robots have already been spotted at airports and shopping malls in the cities of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xi'an, and Guiyang.
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