Multipurpose Industrial New Operator & Transport system based on Autonomous Unmanned Robot
MINOTAUR represents an innovative concept of UGV (Unmanned Ground Vehicle) derived from the
experiences made by different partners in Industry and in the Defense and Homeland Security
sector also thanks to common contacts in NATO and MESAS Initiative.
The partnership involves DIME, SIM4Future Spin Off UNIGE,
Prolexia (French Company) as well as University of Defense (Czech Republic), Dartmouth College
for the development of innovative Autonomous Vehicles and Robotic Systems that combine
arm robots, sensors, speakers and microphones for indoor industrial use / outdoor,
operations and inspections in risk areas, reducing staff exposure.
There are different configurations of MINOTAUR, on wheels and on tracks that have been made for
different purposes (e.g. asbestos removal) and that can be quickly customized thanks to the digital
twin built that allow simulating their operation.
In the current case, it is assumed to take an adequate configuration to move in the
wards of hospitals or areas where infected patients are housed and use MINOTAUR
to keep medical personnel at a distance and interact and monitor both them and supervise the equipment/equipment through
the arm/camera and various sensors.
MINOTAUR is currently conducting tests to perform cleaning operations that could be adapted to act as
cleaning of infected areas and/or decontamination. It would also be possible to use
it to provide doctors with support also for interventions on infected patients outside the
hospital and at home. It could also be used at check points or in support of first responders.