Cobalt Robots Respond To Coronavirus

By Ethan Ace, Published Apr 20, 2020, 09:57am EDT

Startup Cobalt Robotics is responding to coronavirus with new features including integrated elevated body temperature screening, PPE and social distancing enforcement, month-to-month contracts, and expedited implementation.

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We spoke to Cobalt for details on their COVID-19 coverage and in this update, we review these new features and how it may impact Cobalt's outlook.

Is this finally the time for robots?

Robots *********** *******

*******, *** ******** ******** market *** **** ****** badly ****** ****. *******,****** ****** $**.* ******* last ****(****) *** ** *** taken ******* ** * '********' approach, ********* ********** ****** monitoring ************ ******** **** ******** foundations.

*********, ****** *** ****** concerns **** ********* ***** and ***** *** ****** to ******* ********. ** the **** ****, ****** for ******** ****** *** surged, *.*.,****** ********* **** ************** ** **** **,*** guards **** *** **** 2 ******.

** *** ***** ** this, ******** *****'* ***** proposition *** *********. *******, though, ***** ***** *** logistical *********** ***** ***** deployments *** *********** ** certainly ********** *** ************** of '******' ******** ******.

Expedited ***** ********

****** **** **** **** are ********** ******** *** those ******** ** *****-**, reducing ************** **** ** as ****** ** *-* days ****** *** ** and ********** ************* ** meet ******. ****** **** that **** **** ** its ********* **** ********* coverage ***** *** *****-** outbreak *****, *** ****** continues ** ****.

**** **** ***** * "REQUEST ***** ********" **** to *** *** ** every **** ** ***** site, ** ****, ***** leads ** ***** ******* form:

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Month-to-Month *********

************, ****** ** *** offering *****-**-***** ********* ****** the *********** ********, ** ease *** ******* ***** in ************** (******* * year ** ********* ********) as **** ********** *** experiencing ******* **** **** during *** ********. ******** customers *** **** ****** their ********* ** *****-**-*****.

Integrated ******** **** *********** *********

****** ** ********* ******* cameras ******** ** ***** robots (************* *****) ** *********** ****** for ******* *********** *********. Testing ** ********* ******** with ***** ****** ****** and ************ *** *** determined. ********* ***** ** performed ********, **** ********* giving ******** ******** ** proceed ** **** *** further *********.

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********* ** ******* ** function ** * ******* average *****, **** ******* individuals ******** ** ********* a ********, **** ******** temperatures ******** ***** **** average. **** ** ******* to **** ******, ***********'* * ******. ******** ** ****** to ** ******* ** many ***** ********* *******, as ****** ***** ** use****'* ****** *************, *** **** **** in **** **** ********* cameras.

Stationary ********* ********

****** **** **** ********* is ******** ** ** a ********** ********, **** the ***** ********* ** one ***** ** ***** environmental *** *********** ******** changes ***** *** **** accuracy. *******, *** ***** could ** ********* ** perform *** ********* ****** the *** ** *** location, **** ****** *** rest ** *** ******** at ***** **** ***** and ******** *** *** entering ** ** ********.

Third-Party *********** ********* ***********

** ******** ** ******* on-board ******* *********, ****** also ****** **** **** can (*** ****) ********** third-party ******* ********* *******. They *** ** **** by *********** * ********* camera's ***** ****** ** available ** ***** ***** methods (******* ******* ** proprietary ******** ** ****** access ** *********).

Mask *** ****** ********** ***********

****** *** ********** **** and ****** ********** *********** features, ***** ********* ******* manual ******** ********* *** response, *** ***** **** say **** ********** ** analytic-based.

**** / *** *********** allows ****** ********* ** notify ***** ** ******** if **** *** *** wearing *** *** ******** on-site, **** ** **** coverings.

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** ******** ** *** enforcement, ****** *** ********** social ********** ***********, **** operators ********* *********** *** appear ** ** ********* social ********** ********* ** congregating ** ******.

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Using ***** ** ***** *********

****** ****** **** ***** these ******** *** *****-***** today, **** *** ***** captured ***** ** ***** AI ****** *** *** and ****** ********** ***********, reducing *** ****** ** events ********* ** ***** operators. **** ** *** currently **** * ******** for ********** ** **** training, *** **** ***** out **** ******** ******** to *** ***** **** appear *********** ********* ********** of ******* * ***** identifies *** ***** ** an ********.

*****

******'* ********* *** ***** on *** ****** ** hours *** ***** ** in *** *** *****, so ** ***** *** features ** *** ******* additional ********* ****, *.*., they *** *********** ******* for "****." *******, ***** temperature *********'* ********** ******, it *** ******* ** additional ***** ** *** is ******** ** ** on ******** ******.

***** ** ********* ******' temperature ********* ******* *** not ********, *** **** likely ** ** ********** charge. ****** **** ***** are ***** ** * case-by-case *****.

Cobalt *******

**** ******'* ******* *** remote ********** ********, ****** and ********** ***** *********** focused ******** ****** **** their ***********. ******, *** sheer **** **** ********* have ****** *** **** concerned ***** *** ****** and ****** ** ***** employees *** ** *** most *********** ****** ** robot *********.

******** ****** *** *** going ** ** ********** in *** **** **** as ***** ***** *** sheer ***** ** ********* will ******** **** *** it ***** **** ***** significant ******** ** **** to ****** * ********** niche ******.

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Comments (4)

**** *** ** ***** human ************ ******** ********, isn't ** *** **** as ********** ** ***** existing ******* **** ****** monitoring? ****** *** **** the ******** ** ** portable ** *** ******* it ***** **** **** is * *** **** expensive ******.

** **** *** *** AI ******** ** **** are ****** ** *** change *** ***** ***********. Of ******, *** **** analytics *** ** ********* into ******* *** ***** things **** ** *** robot's ******** *** **** as * ********** ******.

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***'* ** *** **** as ********** ** ***** existing ******* **** ****** monitoring?

*** ********* ********* ** this ** **** * patrolling ***** ** **** likely ** ** ******** roaming **** ********** **** cameras ********* ** *** same ********. ******* ** open ******. ***'* **** a *** ** ******* to ***** *** **** and ******** ******** ** "being *******" ** **** level ** ********* ***** negative. *** ***** **** need ** ******* **** way ** **** **** to *** ********(*), ***** the ***** ********.

*******, ** ** ****** cheaper ** ******* ******* to ** *** **** thing, *** **** ** the ***** ********* ******* claim **** ********* (******* Dahua). ** ******** ** a ******** ** ******* it's *********** *** *** company *******.

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***** **** ***** ***** be * ***** ** other ************ ******* ** security, **** ** * good **** ** ***** part. *** **** **** work? *** **** ****** sales, ** ** **** use ******* ********? *'* assuming ******* ** ***** to **** ** ******* these, *** *** *********** can't ** **** ********* from **** ********** *** accustomed ** ******* ****. It ***** ** ** opportunity ** ******* *** technology, ****** **** ** threatened ** **.

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***** *** ******** ******* of **** ******** (*** many ** *** ****** we've **** ********) *** be *******, * ********** very **** ********** ******'* approach ** **** ****. Specifically, **** *** ***************** *** ** *** things **** ***** ******** can ** ************, *** rather *** ******** **** the ***** *********** ******* of ***** ******** *** stating **** *** "**" versions **** **** *****.

** **** ***** ********* are ******* **** ******** or **** ** ** somesuch **** ********, *** the ******* ** **** the ****** *** ****** too **** ** **** of ***** ***** ** rely ** ******** *** sometimes ********** ********. ***** to ****** *** *** falling **** **** **** to *** *** **** a ****.

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