China deploys robots to patrol Coronavirus

Written by Peter Walker
20/03/20

As part of its effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, China is using 5G patrol robots developed by Guangzhou Gosuncn Robot Company with Advantech technology to monitor mask wearing and body temperatures in public places.

The company upgraded its existing police patrol robot with new capabilities to assist 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 10 people simultaneously within a radius of five meters.

If a high temperature or the absence of a mask is detected, the robots send an alert to the relevant authorities for real-time situational response and decision making. The self-driving machines can also be controlled remotely, saving manpower by reducing patrolling responsibilities and preventing cross-infection.

The 5G patrol robots have already been deployed at airports and shopping malls in the cities of Guangzhou, Shanghai, Xi'an and Guiyang.