Telkom University Patient Service Robot in the Covid-19 Pandemic
BANDUNG, TEL-U – Telkom University has introduced its newest innovation in terms of Health Services, namely a Robot Doctor Representative (Doper). This Doper will later help doctors and nurses to communicate directly with COVID-19 patients. Previously, Telkom University had created another robot technology called Autonomous UVC Mobile Robot (AUMR) , Dentist Protective (Dentpro) and other innovations in tackling COVID-19. According to the research team leader Doper Azam Zamhuri Fuadi, this robot was created to anticipate direct contact between patients and medical personnel at Telkom University Health Clinic .
This Telkom University Doper Robot Technology is the result of research collaboration between the Faculty of Electrical Engineering (FTE) , the Faculty of Communication and Business (FKB) and the Faculty of Creative Industries (FIK) Telkom University . In addition, there are several startups involved under the auspices of the Bandung Techno Park (BTP) .
This Doper Robot can be moved manually by using a remote control device or it can automatically follow an adjusted path. Where in this robot there are camera sensors and an Android-based tablet that is used to communicate directly with COVID 19 patients. It is hoped that with this Doper Robot, Telkom University can continue to create other new technological innovations in the field of Health services. The purpose of the creation of the Doper Robot is also a manifestation of Telkom University’s Vision and Mission to create a research-focused university and an entrepreneurial university in order to continue to provide benefits to society and develop Indonesia.
The Chancellor of Telkom University, Adiwijaya also continues to encourage research at Telkom University to continue to innovate and continue to conduct research collaborations. Both between scientific fields as well as with the industrial world and government. Adiwijaya claims that research by Telkom University is not only focused on publications. However, continued Adiwijaya, all research must be emphasized on innovation. “Continue to collaborate to generate new ideas. Currently, various innovations have been produced to stop this pandemic. Hopefully in the future new innovations will emerge from the nation’s children,” said Adiwijaya. It is hoped that with this Doper Robot, Telkom University is able to continue to improve Telkom University Health Services for all students and the academic community, as well as being able to contribute to the world of Health in creating new technological innovations that can be useful for all medical personnel, especially in handling cases of the COVID-19 pandemic.