5G robot launched in Ningbo to fight against epidemic

Updated:2020-02-13 (chinadaily.com.cn)

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At Ningbo Lishe International Airport, a 5G-enabled robot capable of checking peoples' temperatures was recently put on duty, according to local media reports.

The robot is equipped with infrared thermometers and is able to check the temperatures of 10 passengers simultaneously from five meters away with high accuracy.

It can also determine whether a passenger is wearing a mask. A high temperature or absence of a mask triggers an alert.

The robot is equipped with five cameras and gathers real-time pictures and videos, which are transmitted to airport staff with super low latency.

The robot is part of local authorities' efforts to help contain the novel coronavirus outbreak, as an increasing number of people will return to the city after the Spring Festival holiday.

Airport authorities revealed that thousands of passengers now arrive in Ningbo every day by air, despite the fact that some flights have been grounded at the airport due to the epidemic. The number of people arriving is expected to grow in the coming days as local enterprises prepare to resume production.

A worker at the Ningbo branch of China Mobile said that more such robots will be dispatched to high-traffic areas in the city, including railway stations, squares, schools, and hospitals.


A 5G-enabled robot capable of checking people's temperatures is recently put on duty at Ningbo Lishe International airport. [Photo/cnnb.com.cn]