Tuesday, April 20, 2021

5G disinfection robot developed by SK Telecom


As reported by the Korea Joongang Daily, SK Telecom has launched a robot that utilizes 5G networks to not only disinfect buildings, but also to detect and break up gatherings of more than five people. (click on image for a larger version)  As noted in the article, "SK Telecom has created an disinfection robot that is able to detect people gathering in groups and ask them to separate. The company said that its “Keemi” robots started operations at Yongin Severance Hospital in Yongin, Gyeonggi, on Monday. Robots released under the Keemi brand specialize in hospitality services. Keemi robots at the Yongin Severance Hospital will operate around the clock to check whether visitors are properly wearing their masks, measure their body temperature and prevent people from gathering in groups indoors. The self-driving robot is also capable of constantly reporting its real-time location to a central operating program."   Furthermore, it notes that "The implementation of Keemi was possible because of the 5G network infrastructure embedded at the site. Established in March 2020, Yongin Severance was the first local hospital to have a 5G network installed in the building."

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