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Drones de Búsqueda y Rescate contra el COVID-19

March 19, 2020
Drones de Búsqueda y Rescate contra el COVID-19

Search and rescue drones are being used to help combat the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, we tell you how China is reacted by drones and robots to the disease.


COVID-19 is imposing a very high demand on health systems and medical professionals in each country it extends to. Telemedicine, supported by rescue robots and drones, enables medical professionals to communicate with patients remotely, saving time and allowing potentially infectious patients to remain confined.

Drones are not only able to communicate with people in quarantine due to the coronavirus, but they can also acquire vital patient information and help doctors treat them.

At the Wuchang Field Hospital, a ward was staffed with 5G robots to help not only ease the strain on human personnel, but also to contain the spread.

Rescue drones and medicine delivery

Due to the spread of COVID-19, it is safer if person-to-person contact is minimized. Since drones are immune to infection, technology companies like JD.com and others have taken on the challenge of making more drones available to deliver, for example, medical supplies in healthcare settings.

Search and delivery drones are also proving valuable in delivering essential items to people who shop and shop online and are quarantined at home.

drones for search and rescue
Delivery of medicines to remote areas

 

 

Meituan Dianping, a delivery app, increased its “contactless delivery” options through autonomous drones and robots. The Shenzhen-based startup Pudu Technology aimed to reduce cross-infection by implementing home delivery of drugs and meals via autonomous drones, equipped with GPS and Artificial Intelligence (AI).

Drones and Robots in the delivery logistics chain

Within warehouses that support online stores, robots are also used to automate and expedite order fulfillment. Alibaba’s logistics affiliate , often known as the Chinese version of Amazon, uses robots in its warehouses and has been involved in obtaining donations of medical aid to areas of China such as Wuhan that need them for testing and treatment of the coronavirus. .

Food delivery service Ele.me used drones to deliver meals to people in quarantine at a hotel suspected of having the virus.

While many of these companies have experienced or already launched small-scale drone delivery, the demand created by the coronavirus caused them to expand their robotic services. Robots were also used in kitchens to cook and serve food in restaurants.

Drone robots for sterilization

The Danish company UVD Robots sent robots to Chinese hospitals to disinfect rooms, and when they are fully deployed, the robots will operate in all Chinese provinces. These robots emit ultraviolet light into an area to kill viruses and bacteria without exposing any human to infection.

These bots are remotely controlled by a healthcare worker who stays at a safe distance. Since there are thousands of deaths each year attributed to hospital-acquired infections. Automation to prevent disease is a great opportunity for robot drones .

Youibot , another Chinese drone and robot manufacturer, created a sterilization robot in just 14 days based on market demand.

Robot drones help back to work

One of the problems experienced by Chinese companies. Specifically in the factories that supply many companies around the world, it was how to continue production without human personnel available.

Y en aquellas zonas remotas en donde China tiene un fuerte desarrollo minero, los drones de búsqueda y rescate ayudaron a llevar medicinas y provisiones a las minas del norte del país.

La interrupción de la cadena de suministro mundial continuará afectando a la economía mundial incluso a medida que disminuyan los casos de COVID-19 en China.

Una encuesta realizada por la Cámara de Comercio de Estados Unidos en Shanghái. Encontró que casi la mitad de las 109 compañías encuestadas dijeron que su mayor desafío en las próximas semanas era tener suficiente personal. Para operar las líneas de producción completas en las fábricas.

Esta realidad hará que aumentar la automatización robótica sea aún más atractiva. Reducira costos y garantizará la continuidad y la productividad. Incluso si el país experimenta otra pandemia global u otras paradas.

Drones de búsqueda y observación

La empresa de Shenzhen MicroMultiCopter desplegó más de 100 drones en muchas ciudades chinas que podían patrullar áreas y observar multitudes y tráfico de manera más eficiente. Aquellos que no usan máscaras en espacios públicos podrían ser identificados.

Estos drones también se utilizan para transmitir información a un área más grande que los altavoces tradicionales. Otra forma en que los drones se usan para combatir el coronavirus es rociando desinfectante en espacios públicos. A través de la detección térmica, los drones también están ayudando. Los funcionarios pueden ahora manejar las multitudes e identificar a las personas.  Si están con temperaturas corporales elevadas, lo que podría indicar que tienen el virus.

drones para búsqueda de personas

La compañía Terra Drone se aseguró de que los suministros médicos y de otro tipo fueran transportados de manera segura desde el centro de control de enfermedades del condado de Xinchang hasta el Hospital Popular del condado de Xinchang sin exponer a los humanos a la infección.

Obtuvieron la primera licencia de entrega de drones de búsqueda y rescate urbanos emitida por la Administración de Aviación Civil de China. Según GPS World, el uso de drones de búsqueda y entrega acelera el transporte en un 50% en comparación con el transporte por carretera. Además de la velocidad, no expone a los conductores de entrega humana a ningún riesgo.

In an outbreak like the one we are experiencing, search and rescue drones are giving a great hand with the COVID-19. It could become an increasingly essential support for humans in the fight against the virus.

 

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