R150 Supports Thai Armed Forces Disinfecting against COVID-19
R150 Supports Thai Armed Forces Disinfecting against COVID-19
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2021-05-20 22:52
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2021-05-20 22:52
R150 Supports Thai Armed Forces Disinfecting against COVID-19

Over the last few weeks, an expected surge in Covid-19 cases has forced the world to tighten its control measures. Teaming up with local pandemic response group, XAG robots joined the Royal Thai Armed Forces on operations of cleaning and disinfecting to curb the spread of COVID-19.


 

On May 14, XAG’s Thai partners has worked with Disaster Response Associations Thailand (DRAT), and for the first time, demonstrated the use of anti-epidemic spray robots for Royal Thai Army. XAG R150 Unmanned Ground Vehicle was adapted into a smart disinfecting machine and deployed in this trial.

 

Senior officers from Royal Thai Armed Forces visited the operations at first hand, which included General Chalermpol Srisawat, the Commander-in-chief of Defence Forces and General Naren Siriphuban, the Commander of the Armed Forces Development Command. Thailand Armed Forces Development Command is one of the subsidiary groups under the Royal Thai Armed Forces.


 

During the demonstration, the R150 travelled along the police equipment storage zones, effectively disinfecting objects and surfaces for environmental sanitation. It showed that an unmanned robot was driving itself fully autonomous in the designated area, while precisely spraying disinfectant agent to clean the surface of military equipment.

 

According to DRAT, this smart device can help lower the risks of Armed Force officers exposing to coronavirus. The equipment is applied to high-risk areas and might have virus attached on them.


 

In 2020, XAG has already cooperated with overseas partners from Vietnam, Italy, South Korea, and Australia to apply agricultural drones for disinfection of COVID-19 hotspots, covering government office building, primary school and waste collection points.