The innovative product was invented by Mangalore based engineer Krishnan Nambiar
|Vanora Robot launched by Dr. M. Shantharam Shetty, Chairman of Tejaswini Hospital and Pro-Chancellor of Nitte University|
Mangalore: Vanora Robot, an innovative anti-COVID disinfecting robot, was launched at Tejaswini Hospital, Mangalore on May 12.
The robotic platform Vanora Robot is designed as a support system for frontline fighters of the COVID 19.
It is a fully functional unmanned robotic platform to disperse high doses of Type C Ultra Violet rays (at the permissible level of about 300 J/m²) to destroy the structure of all bacteria, fungal spores, and many types of virus including various types of coronavirus.
The robot was launched by Dr. M. Shantharam Shetty, Chairman of Tejaswini Hospital and Pro-Chancellor of Nitte University in the presence of Dr. K. R. Kamath, former President of Indian Medical Association (IMA, Mangaluru Branch), Brigadier I. N. Rai, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. Jayakrishnan and orthopedic surgeon M. Ajith Kumar.
“Robots are the greatest innovations of the last decades and have taken over many challenging functions of humans. There is no need to fear the COVID pandemic. It is only a newly discovered member of the coronavirus family and we can fight it effectively through preventive measures like sanitizing, social distancing, and disinfection of human environments. So let us fight this virus rather than fear it,” Dr. M. Shantharam Shetty said after launching the robot.
The unique device is developed by Mangalore based robotics engineer Krishnan Nambiar, CEO, and founder of Vanora Robots Pvt. Ltd.
Prajwal Shetty, Hardware Engineer of Vanora Robots Pvt. Ltd., gave a live demonstration of the robot and said that it has been developed using indigenous technology.
Vanora Robot can disinfect a room of 140 sq ft in less than 5 minutes, and during which it gives full visual access to the person controlling it remotely. It also constantly disinfects the floor it travels on.
The specially designed wheels which give it a multidirectional path make it very agile and easy to control without any technical skills or expertise. Its safety features include autonomous locomotion using artificial intelligence by which its inbuilt sensors will detect and prevent collision with approaching objects.
Vanora Robots modular design makes it easily modifiable to suit various industries, hospitals, hotels, malls, and public places which require quick disinfection or remote unmanned access.
Preethika Punjangod, Manager and engineers Akarsh Shetty, Ramkishor K, and Mahim Monteiro of Vanora Robots were present.