April 1, 2021
AIS is partnering with Mahidol Engineering to research and develop an innovative prototype robot, the UVC Moving CoBot, an intelligent mobile robot with a mechanical arm. Create a virus-free space With UV C Welcoming the opening of the country to allow Thais to live in the next normal age in peace and security.
AIS per AIS Robotic Lab team for the development of intelligent 5G robots In collaboration with the Technical Faculty of Mahidol University Signed a collaboration (MOA) to study, research, test and develop innovative prototypes from 5G technology to improve public health Strengthening health efficiency for Thais
With pilot innovation: “UVC Moving CoBot” Intelligent mechanical robot kills viruses by moving UVC rays Kills 99.99% of viruses and bacteria, a new tool that helps companies and the travel industry continue to meet safety standards. And help Thais live their lives in the next normal era in peace and security Resolve the situation A new wave that could happen at any moment. And accept the road map to open the country
Arakin Rak Jittaphok Said Head of Innovation, Advanced Company Service Public Company Limited (AIS) “We are committed to bringing digital technology and the capabilities of our work team. Constantly join in strengthening the country’s digital infrastructure. Especially during the COVID-19 epidemic. In the past with “AIS ROBOT CARE Project” This brought the potential of the network 5G, AI, cloud and Robot It is used as a basic digital network for robot development. 5G For help in performing medical tasks
“AIS is very proud that the AIS Robotic Lab team has collaborated with the Technical Faculty of the University of Mahidol in the research and development of UVC Moving CoBot, mobile robot systems, intelligent mechanical hands, UVC sterilization. Keeping as a prototype of an intelligent robot Develop commercialization in the next phase ”
We single out from UVC mobile cobot Is it that the mechanical hand can move freely So it can clean tables, cabinets, beds, shelves And thoroughly kills viruses and bacteria Which is extremely safe and not harmful to humans At the same time he developed an intelligent feature, virtual mapping technology, which helps map routes robots to move quickly and accurately towards objects or places. And it can also control robots to move as needed Through a 5G network robots can work instead of humans automatically 24 hours a day, reducing heavy workloads. And reduce the risk of harmful UV-C radiation and effectively reduce infection
It is a prototype of an innovation that will develop into a commercial product in the future. For Thai society and economy Help Thai SMEs and Thais to innovate at affordable prices, reduce imports, create security in their business and daily lives. Bring stability to the health and economy of the country. It is also considered the incubation of digital and robotic staff, which will also be a fundamental factor in guiding Thailand into the full digital age.
Dr. Ekachai Warin Sirirak Head of Research Team and Head of the Department of Industrial Engineering Faculty of Mechanical Engineering Mahidol University Said for UVC Moving CoBot Mobile UVC sterilization robot system There are four main components that work together:
1.UV C source Power size at least 16 watts, tube size 25 – 35 centimeters, installed on the robot’s forearm.
2. Intelligent mechanical hand robot One robot hand is equipped with a UV C source. And the other hand is the base of the robot. Installed in AGV, automatic guided vehicle Can cover a radiation distance of 65 – 75 square centimeters. Minimum speed of 2 cm./5 min. And a maximum speed of 110 cm / min. Lifting the weight of the object 5 kg.
3. An automated guidance vehicle (AGV) can move along a fixed magnetic stripe. The car has a travel speed of not less than 8 meters / minute, can load up to 500 kilograms, powered by a battery as a propulsion system.
4. The Machine Vision system is used to search for symbols to assess the characteristics of objects within an area. The system will recognize objects and issue commands for recorded movements or read commands with barcodes.
COVID-19 virus and many other pathogens In addition to the epidemic by the spread of aerosols and air. It can also spread the virus and various infections to the surface of materials and utensils at any time, especially in large public areas such as hospitals, shopping malls, supermarkets, theaters, offices, etc.
In medical science, it has been found that the use of UV-C radiation with a wavelength of 200-280 nm can kill viruses and bacteria on various surfaces. Factors that will make UV C sterilization truly effective. Depending on the engineering design, including 1. Tube intensity (Power density) 2. Distance of the surface to be projected for sterilization (Distance) and 3. Specific radiation duration (Time). The more it disinfects, the radiation must be applied as close as possible to the surface to be sterilized. And it must also cover the entire surface (distance depends on strength According to engineering principles) “
Izv. Prof. Dr. Jakkrit Suttakorn, Dean of the Technical Faculty. Mahidol University “The COVID-19 epidemic in Europe has reached its third wave of outbreaks and has the highest infection rate since February. Many countries have announced another extension of the blockade.” For Thailand, a set of infected cases has been reported from time to time. Although the COVID vaccine has already begun to be injected into the public. We still need to live with COVID. It is the origin of the innovative prototype UVC Moving CoBot, a mobile robotic system for UV sterilization.
Mahidol University Technical Faculty Research Team I am pleased that these two organizations, Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University of Mahidol and AIS, are joining forces with academic leaders and Thai leader in digital technology and services No. 1 to evolve from innovative prototypes to products with future potential. For the benefit of Thailand and the Thai economy as a whole In order to meet the needs of how to create a highly efficient virus-free area? It kills viruses and germs confidently and thoroughly In addition to automatically working for people 24 hours a day so Thais can cope with Next Normal and the new wave of COVID-19 that can happen at any time. Pick up the tourists
The government has a roadmap for opening Thailand. It will start from the second quarter (April – June 2021) open to foreign tourists. Vaccinated These are the main tourist areas such as Phuket, Krabi, Phang Nga, Koh Samui, Pattaya and Chiang Mai with 7 days stay in hotels, Q3 (July – September 2021). Foreign tourists who have received the full dose of the vaccine Can fly directly to Phuket Airport And test for infection on arrival No restrictions and retention Phuket Province at least 7 days before departure to other locations and take precautions together with Vaccine Certificate and monitoring applications, fourth quarter (October – December 2021) increases the pilot area. Krabi, Phang Nga, Koh Samui, Pattaya and Chiang Mai are expected to open Thailand nationwide in January 2022.