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Cool Tech for Buildings in the Age of COVID-19

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Japanese giant conglomerate Softbank Group has unveiled a building in Tokyo upgraded with technologies in line with the “new normal” imposed by the pandemic.

The building features an entrance gate equipped with a facial recognition system. Once registered, visitors can pass through the gate and board an elevator that will take them straight to the desired floor without having to press a button.

Also deployed across the building are a number of robot models. One of the models is designed for security purposes. It patrols designated areas and is capable of avoiding humans and other obstacles. Another model is meant for delivery. It can transport beverages, documents and other objects anywhere within the building.

The delivery robot can also be fitted with a device that emits ultraviolet light to disinfect the walls along the way.