The system, created by ABB and UTMB, can increase the number of neutralizing antibody tests performed from 15 a day to over 1,000 daily.
9 robotics projects focusing on COVID-19
The ARM Institute highlights robotics projects focused on several pandemic-related issues, including facility and surface disinfection, COVID-19 testing, PPE production and more.
Whiz Gambit combines autonomous vacuuming with disinfection
Whiz Gambit brings facility vacuuming and disinfection to Europe.
ROSCon 2021 cancels in-person event due to COVID-19
ROSCon was scheduled to take place in New Orleans on October 21-23. But Louisiana currently has the highest case rate in the U.S.
ARM Institute virtual summit tackles robotics for pandemics and beyond
This virtual summit will highlight the impact, success stories, lessons learned, and outputs from 9 pandemic-focused projects.
Drone helps disinfect Churchill Downs before Kentucky Derby
The race was on – safely – for more than 50,000 spectators Saturday at the 147th Kentucky Derby in part thanks to Pittsburgh-based AERAS. The company used its patented charged-electrostatic drone technology to sanitize Churchill Downs against COVID-19. This in part helped allow fans to return to the oldest sporting event in the United States.…
How Wilder Systems is automating rapid COVID-19 tests
A lack of testing has been one of the biggest challenges to combating the COVID-19 pandemic. Testing facilities often have a shortage of personnel to analyze samples and provide results. Throughout 2020, Americans were turned away from testing centers. Rapid testing is becoming vital to mitigating the spread of the novel coronavirus. Austin, Texas-based Wilder…
Ava Robotics launches UV disinfection robot
Ava Robotics, the iRobot spinout known for its telepresence robots, is expanding its product portfolio with the introduction of an ultraviolet (UV) disinfection robot for corporate offices, warehouses, and other work spaces. The new robot is an evolution of a research project Ava Robotics conducted with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Greater Boston…
4 robotics applications accelerated by COVID-19
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has dominated 2020, affecting daily lives and every industry around the world. Early in the year, it aggravated a manufacturing slowdown that was the result of both expected economic cycles and trade tensions between China and the U.S. At the same time, COVID-19 has accelerated demand for robotics in supply chain and…
UVD Robots wins contract to deploy 200 disinfection robots in European hospitals
UVD Robots said the European Commission chose it to deploy disinfection robots across the continent to fight the spread of COVID-19 and reduce hospital-acquired infections.
Motional robotaxi service (with safety drivers) resumes in Las Vegas
Motional today resumed its robotaxi service in Las Vegas. The service, which is open to the public, has provided 100,000-plus paid rides via Lyft’s ride-sharing network. Like many other autonomous vehicle efforts, Motional’s service was put on hold in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Unlike the Waymo One robotaxi service near Phoenix, Motional’s service…
Calibir GXF thermal camera from Teledyne DALSA designed for COVID-19 screening
Teledyne DALSA said its new Caliber GXF thermal imaging sensor can help detect elevated human skin temperatures, which can be used with robots for COVID-19 screening.
CIRQ+CLEAN disinfects hotel rooms while connected to the cloud, smart systems
CIRQ+CLEAN is a cloud-enabled disinfection robot intended to help restore public confidence in the hospitality industry.
Third generation of UV-C disinfection robot available from UVD Robots
UVD Robots said the third generation of its autonomous UV-C robot can tell users how well it has disinfected. It also has a smaller footprint to operate in more locations.
Brigham and Women’s Hospital, MIT use Spot robot to measure patient vitals without contact
Researchers from MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital hope to reduce the risk to healthcare workers posed by Covid-19 by using robots to remotely measure patients’ vital signs.
Nimbus robot uses Microburst spray to kill coronavirus, other hospital room pathogens
Many disinfection robots rolling out in response to healthcare-associated infections and the COVID-19 pandemic use UV, but Nevoa said its Nimbus + Microburst system is more effective.
Pratt Miller Mobility demonstrates LAAD disinfecting robot in Grand Rapids airport
Pratt Miller Mobility and its partners debuted an electrostatic spraying disinfection vehicle at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Will the COVID-19 crisis accelerate the arrival of self-driving vehicles in our daily lives?
In this column, a self-driving vehicle researcher says that development and deployment of new technologies for delivery should accelerate to meet the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Advanced manufacturing adoption depends on democratization, not tech
A roadmap to a world in which advanced manufacturing and industrial automation technologies are ubiquitous, democratized, and affordable.
Omron Asia Pacific and Techmetics Robotics launch LD UVC disinfection robot
Omron Asia Pacific said its partnership with Techmetics Robotics has produced an autonomous mobile robot designed for safe and automated disinfection of public spaces indoors.
SmartGuardUV disinfection robot launched by Fetch Robotics, Piedmont National
The SmartGuardUV robot uses pulsed xenon UV technology to neutralize harmful viruses and bacteria in high-traffic areas, and the autonomous mobile robot provides real-time disinfection reporting.
Jasmin and Lavender disinfection robots launched by Geek+ worldwide in response to pandemic
Lavender and Jasmin are being offered worldwide to autonomously disinfect a wide range of spaces amid the ongoing novel coronavirus crisis.