Kerala Employs Robots To Distribute Face Masks, Hand Sanitizers Amidst Coronavirus


In such tense times when the spread of coronavirus is increasing rapidly across the country, it is important for all of us to abide by precautionary measures to keep ourselves and people around us safe. The Health Ministry had earlier issued a list of precautions against the coronavirus including using face masks, hand sanitizer, maintaining proper hygiene, etc. However, not all people have access to such information.

Hence, to spread more awareness about coronavirus and its precautions, two robots have been employed in Kerala which distribute hand sanitisers, face masks and napkins for people to use, reports Dainik Bhaskar. One of them also has a screen which shows the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) campaign to contain the disease.

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The robots have been launched by Kerala Startup Mission (KSUM), the government nodal agency for entrepreneurship and incubation activities, reports TOI.

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“Robots are crowd pullers, so we can spread our message effectively. They are sharing information about the pandemic,” said Jayakrishnan T, the Founder and CEO of Asimov Robotics, the firm that has developed the two robots.

People on the internet, including Shashi Tharoor, are sharing videos of the robots at work. Many have taken to the comment section to express how impressive it is to see the government take innovative steps to spread awareness regarding coronavirus.

The more awareness that is spread, the better. Kudos to Kerala government for their initiative!

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