Robots at Work to Beat the Pandemic in Kenya’s International Airport

These Airport Robots have given a hi-tech boost to the COVID-19 fight in the East African nation.

Robots Kenya Airport
Anti-Pandemic Robots. Image : Kampala Dispatch Twitter

Kenya’s Airport got three swanky white robots named Jasiri, Shujaa, and Tumaini working to disinfect the airport and monitor arrivals. These three are the new executives maintaining the COVID restrictions in the airport. These robots landed in Kenya around two weeks back and have now been put to work. They are displaying their exclusive tech talents in ensuring that international travel is safe for the passengers using Nairobi’s main International Airport.

Japan Funded Robots Sanitize, Screen Passengers and impose Social Distancing

UNDP Japan FUnded Robots to Kenya

The robots, made in China and donated to Kenya by Japan, and the United Nations Development Programme, are working day and night to save the passenger’s time, consumed by travel formalities due to new COVID protocols.

Jasiri, which has a symbolic meaning of ‘brave,’ can be seen taking rounds in the airport while jet spraying sanitizer all around the premises, from the two containers attached to the sides. It also takes infrared pictures of the arriving passengers and scans them for temperature. It hardly takes a minute for the robot to take pictures of 100 passengers entering the airport. It records their data for storage and is wise enough to advise them to wear masks if they are not already wearing them. It even tells to maintain social distancing rules to those who are standing too close in the airport. Now, that’s a much-required robot in these times of Pandemic.

Robots is the future of Air Travel

Robot Nairobi Airport

As the smart anti-epidemic robot makes its way on the airport premises, it is graciously accepted by the people. The machine gives a real-time broadcast of COVID-19 norms, and one cannot ignore its instructions easily.

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Simon-Peter Njoroge, the airport’s operations manager, told the media that Jasiri’s role in this airport is to enhance international travel safety, and it is aptly doing so. He also mentioned that the use of robots in the airport has a symbolic representation of the future. Automation and Robotics will play a pivotal role in our future, even when it comes to health and security. Its indulgence as a formidable force in the air travel industry can bring about revolutionary changes ahead.

Kenya Robot Anti COVID
Image via Video Source AP News

The East African Nation has already reported around 1,800 deaths and more than 1 00,000 infections in the pandemic. The robots are indeed saving time as they scan hundreds of people in one go and are giving positive outcomes so far.

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