There are also places of work in the world of work: Office closes after a day with the public. How long do viruses stay on surfaces and in the air? The employees are insecure. But when the work day ends, the robot colleague sets off. Similar to a vacuum robot, it wanders through all rooms and disinfects with UV light. GoGaS Goch GmbH & Co. KG from Dortmund already offers a disinfection robot with UV light.
A major challenge therefore lies in the area of artificial intelligence. How can a robot precisely differentiate between individual cases, react appropriately to different possibilities and quickly identify anomalies? Prof. Straßmann sees a need for action: “We are still in our infancy. The systems would have to become even more intelligent. Because if we want to use our technologies in medicine, operational reliability must be increased. After all, doctor robot mustn't make mistakes! "
Much is conceivable and feasible in connection with robotics and pandemics. Robots can be a very important component in reducing human contact and transmission routes. In the end, however, it also remains a question of acceptance and trust whether robots will be great helpers in pandemics.
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