Internationally, more and more humanoid robots are at work. They can be used not only in the industrial environment but also in trade, catering industry and banking sector.
,,The robot is a moving mechanism, with two or more axes that are programmable, has a certain autonomy, moves around in its environment to carry out tasks.”Defined by ISO 13482
Robots are useful helpers in almost every area of life. Their use in industry and in space research is widely known. But only a few people know that robots are used in agriculture, construction industry, national defence and disaster management, and even in health care. Now there are in stores toy and household robots available at relatively affordable prices.
During the pandemic, several countries, like China, Ruanda, Spain and Italy applied robots in the fight against COVID-19.
In this time, our Pepper robot was deployed in a private clinic in Budapest.
The task of the robot was to pre-screen and interview the patients, and to guide those who are suspected to be infected with coronavirus to the appropriate doctor, according to protocol.
The humanity has always been interested in the idea of a “machine-man” or a “robot man”, but we had to wait for its implementation till nowadays. They can be used for various tasks, as social robots alongside seniors and children, in customer service and at reception. In addition, they take out people in dangerous working environments.
We mainly deal with the concept of the customer service robot. Several types are available on the market. Perhaps the friendliest of all is the Pepper robot!
|The battery lasts 20 hours with one charge|
|Standing 120 cm tall|
|Weight: 29.1 kg|
|Mask and face detection, built-in gesticulation and animation|
|Operating system: NAOqi 2.9.3|
|LG CNS Tablet Android 6.0 with Marshmallow software|
|2 years warranty (1 year for the battery)|
“Nice, friendly, a real chatterbox”, this is how most of our customers describe the humanoid robot developed by Softbank Robotics. Pepper is used not only in reception but also in education, in the social sector and in health care. Its use is widespread in Europe and even in the neighbouring countries.
Humanoid robots are able to gesticulate and they can even use elements of meta-communication during the communication. That makes human-machine interaction more natural.
We created a fan page for Pepper robot, which aims awareness about robotics among the general public. Our goal is to bring common people closer to humanoid robotics and to introduce this kind of novelties to them.
Humanoid robot in the fight against the pandemic
In May of 2020, we had a successful project with our partner, Budai Magánorvosi Centrum (a private clinic in Budapest). The goal was to prove that these machines could be used in healthcare, too. The robot pre-screened and interviewed patients and guided those who were suspected to be infected with coronavirus to the appropriate doctor, according to protocol. The humanoid robot reduced the risk of further infections.
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