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UK-India tech tie-up creates a hand-washing robot for schools

2019-11-18T11:48:29+00:00November 14th, 2019|2019, North America Edition – 15 November 2019, UK Edition – 15 November 2019|

A collaboration between researchers from the University of Glasgow in Scotland and Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham University in India has resulted in a new robot which encourages children to wash their hands. A robot named Pepe has become a new companion for pupils at a primary school in the southern state of Kerala as part of a fresh approach to hygiene devised as a result of a unique India-UK tie-up. “We were delighted by the success of Pepe’s visit to this primary school. [...]