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ZoraBots (Flanders) joins COVID-19 battle with new robot

With COVID-19 flaring up again, ZoraBots (Flanders) comes with a new high-tech solution for retailers and shopping centers to ensure the safe reception of customers. The ‘Anti Epidemic’ robot counts and registers visitors and checks if they are wearing mouth masks. 

ZoraBots against COVID-19

ZoraBots, a Flanders-based company specialized in robotics, has designed an autonomous and multifunctional robot to help the retail sector stay open in the safest possible conditions during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, ZoraBots offers a helpful and cost-efficient tool to ensure that customers adhere to the precautionary measures.  

In March 2020, ZoraBots already contributed to the battle against COVID-19. The company offered its James robots for free to various residential care centers in Belgium to keep elderly people in contact with their loved ones during the lockdown. 

Multifunctional tool

The Anti Epidemic’ robot, named Cruzr, moves autonomously and can be controlled remotely. Cruzr speaks 53 languages, captures data and can spread information about a company’s prevention policy. Moreover, it can count and register visitors and check whether they are wearing face masks.  

Thanks to an infrared camera, the robot can screen up to 200 people every minute for COVID-19 symptoms, such as fever and dry cough. The multifunctional robot is therefore an ideal solution for public spaces, large offices, train stations, airports, stores and shopping centers. 

Cruzr travels the world

In Belgium, IT retailer Q-Resellers United has already ordered the robots for its stores. The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) donated five Cruzr robots to Rwanda to help counter the spread of the coronavirus. The UN also plans to deploy the robots in the US. 

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Made in West-Vlaanderen website
13 August 2020

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