K9 hand sanitiser robot

Central World Bangkok Uses Robot “Dogs” To Distribute Hand Sanitiser To Shoppers

Images adapted from: Bangkok Post and TechXCite

Many malls in Thailand are looking for creative solutions to ensure their shoppers’ safety after reopening as the pandemic continues to subside in the country. 

dog robot

Image credit: Bangkok Post

Central World in Bangkok was another shopping centre to join the creativity trend and launched a doggie-inspired robot named K9 that would roam around the mall area with a hand sanitiser dispenser on its back. 

dog robot

Image credit: TechXCite

Mimicking dogs, K9 quickly became children’s favourite which was great because it urged them to clean their hands more often. 

K9 and his friend

dog robot

K9 and Roc
Images credit: TechXCite

K9 was not the only robot that was created to look after us. He came with ROC, aka Robot For Care, a robot that checks visitors’ body temperature to ensure they’re free of a fever before entering the mall.

Images credit: TechXCite

Who would have thought that the post-COVID19 world would turn into a sci-fi movie so quickly?

When you’re out shopping at Central World, don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for K9!  

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