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Angolan creates robot capable of measuring temperature and detecting the use of face mask

The Angolan Lupossa Paulo André has created a robot that can measure the temperature, make alcohol gel available and detect if the person is wearing a face mask. This robot has as main objective to help fight the propagation of covid-19.


The robot, called "Angolan robot", may be placed at the entrance of establishments to measure the temperature, make alcohol gel available and control the use of the face mask.

Composed by a plastic body, two arms, a camera and four wheels on each leg, the robot has a sensor in the head that can detect the presence of humans.

According to the Angolan, in statements to Angop, the "Angolan robot" was developed in the same way as humans, thus being able to ask some questions, among which "have you been out of the country in the last three months?" or "have you come in contact with someone who caught the coronavirus?

This machine can be connected to a computer, smartphone or tablet to provide information and thus be created a database. The robot works if it is connected to an electrical power source, battery or other type of power source.

About 500 thousand kwanzas were spent to build this device. The robot started being built last year and is currently ready to be used.

Lupossa Paulo André wants to present his creation to the country in order to attract sponsors to improve the "Angolan robot".

The creator also admitted that this machine can be an asset to the Integrated Center for Public Security (CISP). The machine can be connected to the CISP's cameras, which are on the public road, and thus identify whether or not citizens are wearing face masks.

The Angolan revealed that he is establishing contacts so that other national languages can be incorporated into the robot.

Lupossa Paulo André is 27 years old, graduated in industrial electronics from Cape Peninsula University of Techonology in South Africa. He also studied until the second year of the course of Electrotecnia at the Agostinho Neto University and finished the high school of Industrial Electronics and Automation at the Industrial Medium Institute of Luanda.

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