Robotics

Patrol robots fight COVID-19 with Advantech’s UNO-2484G

20th May 2020
Alex Lynn

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Shenhao Technology has deployed smart robots that use Advantech technology to monitor body temperature and conduct identity detection in schools, banks, and other public places. The robots are made with Advantech’s UNO-2484G edge gateway.

Shenhao, a leading provider of IoT products and solutions aimed at smart city applications, offers a smart patrol robot known as Health Guardian 1 equipped with Advantech’s UNO-2484G edge gateway to support disease prevention and inspection.

Because measuring body temperature manually exposes public safety personnel to potential health risks, robots that feature infrared sensors capable of scanning temperatures within a five meter area have been deployed. These robots conduct temperature measurements and identity detection, and all collected data is sent to a centralized server or management dashboard for health screening.

To enable autonomous movement and navigation, the robots are also integrated with simultaneous localisation and mapping navigation (SLAM navigation) technology. Thus far, Health Guardian 1 robots have been widely deployed in the southern cities of China.

Embedded computers play a significant role in ensuring the stable operation of robots and collecting accurate raw information. Accordingly, Health Guardian 1 robots were equipped with Advantech’s UNO-2484G fanless, x86 industrial edge gateway for collecting data and executing commands without collision or accident.

The UNO-2484G gateway is a highly ruggedised embedded operation system powered by an Intel Core i7 processor that delivers high-performance computing. A built-in Intel i210 Ethernet controller and 8 GB memory facilitate I/O-based control and convenient operation. Moreover, the system’s rugged chassis protects against vibration, and the modular design enables flexible configuration for a wide range of applications.

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