A robot that gives the encouragement to kids to wash their hands has assisted pupils at a remote Indian primary school to take a fresh approach to hygiene. The hand-shaped golem, dubbed ‘Pepe’, is that the product of a collaboration between researchers from the University of urban center in the European country and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India.
Hand-washing is one of the most prominent defenses against the spread of diarrhea and respiratory infections, which is the cause of deaths of around 1,300 young children each day around the world, 320 of that square measure in Bharat alone, consistent with figures from WaterAid Bharat and also the World Health Organization. Dr. Amol Deshmukh, from the University of Glasgow’s College of Computing Science, is leading the project in partnership with colleagues from Amrita University. He said that we selected this specific grade school for our analysis as a result of the pupil’s are drawn from scheduled castes and tribes, a section of the Indian population that is most affected by poor sanitation and hygiene. We believe this is the very first social robotics study to try to improvise the lives of children like this mission is the second ‘social robot’ investigation mission directed by the University of Glasgow and Amrita University. The previous year, they introduced a four-wheeled robot to help residents of Ayyampathy in southern India to carry a 20-liter bottle of water from the local well to their homes.
We were enthralled by the success of Pepe’s visit to this primary school. None of the children had ever interacted with anything like a robot before, but they were so intrigued to interact with this relatively simple machine, which clearly had a positive effect on their efforts to keep their hands clean. Social robots could potentially create a positive effect on their lives, but they have very rarely been tested with people from village backgrounds in developing countries.