Hong Kong-based Hanson Robotics captured the world when it launched the robot Sophia, who is known for obtaining Saudi citizenship.
In collaboration with SingularityNET, they have now revealed Sophia’s little sister. The Grace robot will take care of the elderly and people quarantined with the Corona virus.
Grace is designed to be a medical assistant, equipped with sensors such as a thermal camera that can measure patients’ temperature and heart rate. This will make it easier for doctors to diagnose patients without being in physical contact with themselves.
She is wearing a blue nurse uniform, and she can also measure patients’ response. She uses artificial intelligence when evaluating her patients, and she speaks English, Mandarin and Cantonese.
“I can visit people and shed light on their daily lives through social stimulation, but I can also speak therapeutically, do biological tests and help health professionals,” she told the news agency.
It will help health workers
David Hanson, CEO and founder of Hanson Robotics, explains that robots like Grace were made to serve as a support for healthcare professionals rather than a substitute.
“Using AI robots in this context can help gather information that is useful for healthcare professionals to determine a patient’s health,” Hanson said.
Grace’s release came amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has increased the need for contactless services. International Federation of Robotics (IFR) It had already seen a significant increase in the global market for medical robots before the pandemic; From 2018 to 2019, sales increased by up to 28%. They expect the sector to double within the next three years.
Hanson Robotics will start mass-producing robots like Sophia and Grace at the end of 2021.
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