"To ensure that each test is useable, the swab collection can be monitored via camera transmission by a medically trained person," explains Severin Bobon, co-owner of BoKa Automatisierung. Because the video system and robots perform many important steps, a doctor can control several test stations simultaneously. This reduces the workload on other physicians and facilities that are mass testing. The automated system could also be used to perform quick tests. "Depending on the length of the explanatory video, a test takes between four and six minutes," says Bobon. Since the test system is designed for two people at the same time, around 500 samples could be collected contact-free per day and per system in 24-hour continuous operation.
"FANUC robots are used with great success in many areas that are dangerous for human workers or where processes are constantly repeated, especially in industry and its surroundings," says Ralf Winkelmann, Managing Director of FANUC Deutschland GmbH. "We would be delighted if our robots could help to make corona testing safer and more efficient in the future, thereby making an additional positive contribution to many people in the current difficult everyday life".