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Watch: Self-driving robot in South Korea helps fight Covid-19 spread

In the viral clip, the robot can be seen roaming inside the headquarters of SK Telecom Co—South Korea’s largest mobile operator—and scanning people on the floor. 

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Published: June 2, 2020 4:08:14 pm
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A self-driving robot in South Korea is helping combat the spread of Covid-19 in the nation by greeting visitors in the lobby and checking their temperature. Among other features, the robot also dispenses hand sanitizer, disinfects the floor and even alerts those who are not wearing a mask.

A video of the robot in action was shared on Twitter, following which it has gone viral on several social media platforms. In the 1.33-minute clip, the robot can be seen roaming inside the headquarters of SK Telecom Co—South Korea’s largest mobile operator— and scanning people on the floor.

Watch the video here:

Since being shared online, the video has garnered over 33,000 views and impressed netizens. “This is the world I want to see. A world where technology is used for the common good of humanity,” wrote a user @isaac_kimosop, while another tweeted, “All large retail stores should be purchasing something like this now.”

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