Coronavirus India Update: Robots, Artificial Intelligence will be taking care of patients in Isolation Wards

By : |March 26, 2020 0
China and the US employed a robot to deliver medicines and food to isolated patients. India has also moved in the same direction with the help of the new KARMI-Bot and JARVIS.

The World Health Organization declared Coronavirus as a pandemic. The virus has infected countries and brought the world to kneel.  Amidst the lockdown and disrupted economy look at some clever way in which Artificial Intelligence i.e Robots are becoming a part of the fight to slow down Coronavirus and help healthcare workers.


In its originating country, Coronavirus has claimed over 3000 people. The fight has been on for over 5 months now. China also became the first country to bring robots to their help. Sanitizing robots, temperature monitoring robots and food prep robots are developed in China to help the healthcare workers. The robot was named “Little Peanut”


Medical Staff in the US is facing a large problem of ever-increasing cases in Coronavirus. They developed a robot named “HE-122TH” to help the medical staff. It monitors the patients and serves food and medicine to them.


The videos of a robot are doing rounds in India. A private firm provided a robot to SMS Hospital, Jaipur. Before its release, the doctors at SMS Hospital are taking a demo of the Robot. The staff of SMS seem happy with this development and look for its commercialization.

Earlier this month, in Kerala, robots were seen dispensing sanitizers, distributing masks and raising awareness. This one of a kind experiment was further made practical by Asimov Robotics. Asimov Robotics is one of the few high-tech robotics companies from India that focuses on healthcare. They earlier deployed Sophia and now are building Chayya, who will be able to talk and synthesise emotions. 

The Karmi-Bot technology, artificial intelligence, has a lower and upper tray and can be navigated around in isolation wards. The bot will work in closed quarters to sanitise, deliver food and provide medication to Coronavirus patients. It will also have a self-sanitising feature. It is detachable and thus, it can be sterilised too. The robot comes with in-built video conferencing facilities.

A Gurgaon based start-up, Staqu, has launched an electronic temperature scanner named JARVIS, which does away with the task of manual thermal scanning checks, and uses video analytics to alert the users of body temperatures above 37 degrees Celsius. This comes as a good work where cases can be detected in high-population areas.

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