RoomieBot Covid-19, a Mexican robot capable of measuring blood temperature and oxygen and verbally interacting with patients to identify symptoms of coronavirus, is already operating in banks, supermarkets and, soon, in a public hospital.
As in science fiction, the coronavirus pandemic has led to the natural interaction between humans and robots today, and even more so when the best barrier to contagion is to avoid social contact.
"The pandemic opens the eyes of organizations to realize that robots are required to avoid one-on-one contact," Aldo Luévano, CEO of Roomie, the Mexican engineering firm that developed the robot, told Efe.
Luévano explained that with the support of large technology companies they seek to demonstrate that the development of this type of technology and the implementation of robotics is possible in Mexico, and for this reason they developed, in just two weeks, a robot capable of assisting in the diagnosis of coronavirus. .
The company worked with two infectologists and relied on technology from Intel, which provides artificial intelligence and processing solutions to analyze large amounts of data, and Amazon Web Services, which provides cloud, machine learning, and analysis and identification of people. and places through Amazon Rekognition.