5G Quarantine Robot Introduced to Detect Improper Mask Wearers | Be Korea-savvy

5G Quarantine Robot Introduced to Detect Improper Mask Wearers


SEOUL, Sept. 4 (Korea Bizwire)A new service will be introduced featuring autonomous driving robots that will be able to detect people wearing loose masks and ask them to wear them properly, as well as measure body temperatures, and send this data to a central control office.

South Korean telecom giant LG Uplus Corp. signed an agreement with FutureRobot Co., an autonomous driving robot manufacturer, and Neton, a facial recognition developer, on Thursday.

The 5G quarantine robot developed by the three companies will be in charge of patrolling buildings to identify those wearing a mask improperly and measure body temperatures.

If the robot detects a person who is not wearing a mask, it will ask the person to put one on, and send a simultaneous alarm to the central control office.


The robot is also capable of detecting individuals who are wearing a mask incorrectly, such as a mask that only covers the chin or the mouth.

In a South Korean first, the 5G robot applies multiple facial recognition technology capable of recognizing up to 10 faces simultaneously, and completes its analysis in only 0.3 seconds.

The robot is equipped with thermal imaging cameras capable of measuring body temperature within 0.3 to 0.5 degrees of error, allowing it to detect individuals with a fever over 37.5 degrees Celsius.

Image Credit: LG Uplus Corp. / photonews@koreabizwire.com

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