Robot Rail Mitra

Context: Recently, Indian Railways has launched a robot called ‘Rail Mitra’ in order to strengthen India’s fight against coronavirus.

About Rail Mitra

  • It has been developed by the railways to distribute medicines, food and water and provide supplies necessary for coronavirus positive patients limiting the chances of direct contact with them.
  • The ‘remote controlled trolley’ in the robot can collect used plates, bottles, masks and other things to be discarded from the COVID-19 patients or those being quarantined.
  • The UV Disinfection chamber equipped with UV light can disinfect the used items and make them safe to handle.
  • It can also disinfect contaminated floors with the help of a targeted spray system fixed in it.
  • U V lamp-based Room Disinfection System, Disinfectant Fume Generator for room disinfection and 360 Degree IP camera for remote monitoring and communication are the other features of the robot.

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