The project NU1 based in Milan presented Drobo, a prototype for a robot for the delivery of medical products.
"All pharmacies are considered essential businesses because they remain open during widespread closures. Many people, however, avoid public places to protect themselves and others from COVID-19, and prefer home delivery rather than going to the store to buy medical products. pharmacy or in a grocery store ", comments the study on the motivations behind the project.
A drone as a friend, between wheels and rotors
Cheeky-looking, friendly and autonomous, Drobo NU1 can safely deliver medical products to patients who cannot (or do not want to) go to the pharmacy in person. Complete with a large display, the robot can provide instructions on medical products even during the delivery process, easily following the transaction.
It doesn't just deliver, though: Drobo will also be able to help patients take self-assessment tests, including those for COVID-19. They can also perform blood oxygen tests, and send the results directly to doctors.
Medical products, tall buildings? No problem: delivery goes flying
Drobo is equipped with four wheels and an electric motor. its battery pack can provide up to 8 hours of charge for continuous use, and is capable of self-charging between activities. As you can see from the images, Drobo is equipped with a drone suspended in the back. The small aircraft is attached to a track that connects it directly to the loading area.
Its small handles fit into the glove compartment to take medications. This makes it easier for them to deliver "on the fly" (it should be said) medical products even in tall buildings or in equivalent situations.