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Covie Temperature-Taking Robot

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Meet Covie: a temperature taking robot that makes sure employees who are running a fever don’t expose others to contagious diseases like COVID-19. It is being used at Yaskawa Motoman headquarters to take individual employee temperatures. The HC10DT collaborative robot used to pull this off uses a webcam with infrared depth sensing and facial detection software to get the job done.

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The robot uses a PyroMiniUSB infrared temperature sensor to scan the forehead of each person. A green light will flash when a reading is measured to be in the “safe” range. The above video shows how Covie works.

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