Robot built for Japan's aging workforce aids coronavirus fight
Updated 21:03, 10-Jun-2020

Mira Robotics developed its Ugo robot to reinforce Japan's aging workforce, but as the coronavirus threat persists, the company is offering its machine in the fight against the outbreak. The latest feature of the remote-controlled "avatar" robot is a hand attachment that uses ultraviolet light to kill viruses on door handles. Mira Robotics' Ugo is a pair of robotic arms mounted on wheels that are operated remotely with a laptop and game controller. The Ugo costs around 1,000 U.S. dollars a month to rent and can be deployed as a security guard, to inspect equipment and clean office building interiors.