GeoSat, New Era AI Robotic jointly develop smart disinfection AMR
Rebecca Kuo, Tainan; Adam Hwang, DIGITIMES
Drone developer and satellite-based geographic information provider GeoSat Aerospace & Technology and New Era AI Robotic, a member of the New Kinpo Group, have jointly developed a smart disinfection autonomous mobile robot (AMR), according to GeoSat chairman Luo Cheng-fang.
GeoSat is responsible for system integration and establishing a service platform, and New Era handles hardware manufacturing, Luo said.
The AMR is the first Taiwan-made smart robot that complies with IEC/EN 60601 standards for electronic medical devices, and the four UV C mercury-free light tubes on it have passed CE marking, UL and CSA certification, Luo noted.
Equipped with autonomous indoor navigation, the AMR can disinfect area of 25 square meters in 10 minutes, and can be equipped with additional functions of programmable operation, intelligent system, automated disinfection and visualized display of reports, Luo said.
The robot can be used in department stores, subway stations, libraries, hospitals, restaurants, airports, factories and others, Luo noted.
The robot will soon be used in hotels designated for conronavirus quarantine purposes in Tainan, southern Taiwan, Luo said. GeoSat and New Era have also begun to tap the markets in Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, Indonesia and other Southeast Asia countries and plan to tap the US market as well, Luo indicated.
GeoSat expects consolidated revenues of nearly NT$500 million (US$17.1 million) for 2020, with drones to account for 90% and robots 10%. The revenue proportion for robots is expected to rise to 30-40% in 2021, Luo said.
GeoSat chairman Luo Cheng-fang
Photo: Rebecca Kuo, Digitimes, October 2020