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ITI Cuttack Develops Service Robot For Frontline COVID Workers That Reduces Infection Risk

In an initiative to help the frontline workers amid the Coronavirus crisis, the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Cuttack has developed a service robot.

COVID-19

In an initiative to help the frontline workers amid the Coronavirus crisis, the Industrial Training Institute (ITI) Cuttack has developed a service robot to help the workers combat the virus. According to Union Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship Mahendra Nath Pandey, the robot will help the frontline workers in maintaining physical distancing as they are at constant risk of contracting the coronavirus.

He added, "These service robots will help health workers and we need to encourage such innovations." Reportedly, the robot has been developed with the help of SakRobotix Lab.

About the Service Robot

According to reports, the robot has a white body that can move on wheels. It also has hand-like structures to carry food and medicines to the patients. Further, it will also help in reducing the dependence on Personal Protection Equipment (PPE). The robot's cost is estimated at Rs 3 lakh. 

Read: India's COVID-19 count crosses 33,000; active cases so far at 23,651; Death toll at 1,074

Read: Coronavirus Live Updates: 1718 new cases in the last 24 hours, total reaches 33050

The Coronavirus crisis 

According to the latest update from the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, the number of total Coronavirus cases in the country has climbed to 33,050, including 23,651 active cases. While 1,074 deaths have been reported overall, around 8,325 people have been cured/discharged/migrated. Meanwhile, Maharashtra and Delhi have the highest number of cases in the country. 

Read: Coronavirus cases in Delhi nears 3,500; 125 fresh cases, two deaths in a day

Read: IATA: Global passenger traffic down 52.9% in March amid coronavirus pandemic

(With ANI Inputs)

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