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Vietnam unveils disinfectant robot helping cleaners amid Covid-19 outbreak

14:43 | 17/04/2020

Vietnamese researchers have developed a new robot named NaRoVid 1 with some smart functions that help medical staffs with disinfectant works in hospitals. 

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How disinfectant robot works. Video: Vnexpess.

NaRoVid1 is researched and developed by scientists of the Institute of Technology Application under the Ministry of Science and Technology. It took the scientists more than two weeks to produce the robot that can be used in the quarantine centers at hospitals, VGP reported.

The Made-in-Viet Nam robot can automatically move without impinging against other objects in its runway thanks to a built-in sensor. The device can easily sweep into every corner of the room thanks to its small and tight designs with round-shaped edges that allow it to clean and disinfect a wide variety of surfaces.

vietnam unveils disinfectant robot helping cleaners amid covid 19 outbreak
Illustrative photo by Thanhnien.

Each robot contains up to 10 liters of disinfectant solution, and once fully charged, it can work continuously for approximately 2 hours. When the work shift ends, the robot can return itself to charge station.

Earlier, on April 15, the robot was piloted at the National Hospital for Tropical Diseases - Kim Chung facility.

VOV cited team leader PhD. Mai Anh Tuan as saying that the use of the robot will help medical workers save time and reduce the risk of virus infection.

“We will coordinate with businesses to transfer technology and devise plans for massive production, so as to meet the demand of hospitals and concentrated quarantine camps on request,” said Tuan.

With no new case confirmed Friday morning, Vietnam has gone 24 hours straight without recording any fresh Covid-19 infection, VnExpress International reported.

The national tally has stayed 268 since Thursday morning. Of these 177 have been discharged from hospitals and among the 91 active cases, 19 have tested negative twice and 14 once, a Health Ministry communiqué said Friday morning.

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