Thailand to create automation robots to assist doctors treating COVID-19 patients

Source: Xinhua| 2020-05-27 23:35:22|Editor: huaxia

BANGKOK, May 27 (Xinhua) -- Thailand's Eastern Economic Corridor Office (EECO) and the Institute of Field Robotics (FIBO) of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Thonburi will be creating four sets of automation robots to assist doctors at four eastern hospitals to facilitate treatment of patients with COVID-19.

Chit Laowattana, special advisor to EECO, said the office has allocated 8 million baht (250,783 U.S. dollars) to the production of the four sets of robots and will be donated in July to four hospitals in the Eastern Economic Corridor.

These robots will enable doctors to talk to patients without the need for face-to-face interaction. In addition, they can kill virus in the air and deliver food, medicine and medical supplies to patients, and allow patients to make video calls to doctors and nurses.

Chit said that the new robots would be equipped with 5G communication devices to enable them to support teleconferences, video recordings, and artificial intelligence application. Enditem