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SCMP: What recession? Hong Kong start-up sees boon making robots that take body temperatures amid coronavirus pandemic

Roborn has produced a robot that measures body temperature. Once someone’s forehead area temperature exceeds a threshold, data will be sent to an operational centre of the robot’s owner for a fast response or follow-up. Roborn’s artificial intelligence software allows the robot to focus on a person’s head for temperature checks, unlike some products in the market which would trigger an alarm even when someone walks past holding a hot object.

Sing Tao: Hong Kong Develops a Mobile Body Temperature Detection Robot

To prevent the epidemic from spreading, EMSD reached out to innovation and technology companies for the development of new technology projects on fighting the epidemic through an online platform. Earlier on, Roborn developed a mobile body temperature detection robot which has been arranged to test at various government departments, such as the Correctional Services Department, Transport Department and Leisure and Cultural Services Department. It is hoped that these robots can be used at various government venues to reduce the work pressure of frontline staff.

Mingpao Interview: Locally Developed Epidemic Prevention Robot Automatically Blocks People with Fever

With the ongoing novel coronavirus, taking one’s temperature has become a necessary action in our daily lives. Roborn Technology, a technology enterprise in Cyberport, developed the nation’s first 5G epidemic prevention smart robot which can automatically detect temperature. The robot can move at a speed of 1m/s. At the top are thermal imaging lens, which can detect body temperature within five meters. As soon as it detects a person with fever, it will immediately issue an alert and prevent the person from moving elsewhere. The robot has already been introduced to local medical centres for trial use.

Roborn successfully developed 5G Epidemic Prevention Smart Robot

Regarding the current outbreak of novel coronavirus, Roborn successfully developed 5G Epidemic Prevention Smart Robot (PEP, Professor Epidemic Prevention) to ease the pressure on frontline medical staff. On 8 Feb 2020 (the Lantern Festival) , Hong Kong TVB News conducted a special interview with the Roborn team on the 5G Epidemic Prevention Smart Robot.

Wenweipo: 5G Epidemic Prevention Smart Robot to Facilitate Temperature Detection

Most fixed infrared temperature detection devices available in the market basically rely heavily on manpower to determine the temperature with their naked eyes. As a result, human errors may occur easily and targets may be missed. Witnessing the situation, Prof. Larry Poon Ka-Yeung and Prof. Mark Mak Hin-Yu led their team to develop a 5G epidemic prevention smart robot which can complete tasks such as measure temperature, provide instant alert, deliver epidemic information etc.

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