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Japanese robot monitors wearing masks and keeping distance

A robot went to work at a Japanese store to monitor customers wearing masks and keeping their distance because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reported.
Roboway (Robovie), was developed by the Institute of Advanced Telecommunications in Kyoto.

He directs customers to the football team's shop Seredzo Osaka. When it registers with its camera and three-dimensional laser technology that someone is not wearing a mask or keeping a distance, it warns them.

The robot is in a test phase that will last at least until the end of the month and can be continued according to the situation, BTA reports.

Japan has 120,000 registered cases of the new coronavirus and 2,000 dead. People there usually comply with the requirement to wear masks, but authorities have called for vigilance because cases increase with the cold.

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