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WATCH: Robot tank used to spray disinfectant during COVID-19 outbreak in China

PortandTerminal.com, March 10, 2020

ZHEJIANG, CHINA – A tank-shaped robot is being used to spray disinfectant during the COVID-19 outbreak in China.

The robot was developed by the robot research institution of Zhejiang University, can spray the disinfectant up to ten metres away and it consumes 20,000-square-metre atomised disinfectant which equals three standard football courts every hour. Its work efficiency is more than five times more than a human’s.

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The robot also has the lastest 5G controlling technology and high-precision laser navigation. It is equipped with a high definition camera and an infrared obstacle sensor.

Fifty disinfection robots will be produced each month from the end of March and the price will be around 80,000 yuan ($11,500). Several hospitals and schools in Hubei have already booked 20 robots.

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