Bach Mai Hospital, campus 2 (Phu Ly, Ha Nam) has just put into application a modern medical robot system (Vibot-2) to replace medical staff serving in isolation areas for Covid-19 patients. 19. This is the product of an independent state-level science and technology (S&T) project ordered by the Ministry of Science and Technology of the Military Academy of Engineering (HVKTQS) and the Ministry of National Defense to deploy during the Covid-19 pandemic. outbreak

The main functions for Vibot are to replace medical staff to transport shelves of food, medicine, necessities and other items from the gathering area (outside the isolation area) to the rooms. sick (in the isolation ward) to provide for the sick; transport the garbage racks to the wards to receive garbage and transport it to the garbage collection area; move to the wards so that doctors and family members (outside the isolation area) can communicate remotely with the patient.

To perform these tasks, the system must have the capabilities: Operate according to the pre-loaded program or on the direct instruction of the user; safely move themselves into/out of the designated area to perform the task; capable of detecting and avoiding static and dynamic obstacles to reach predefined locations.

At the same time, there is a wireless transmission system between the robots and the monitoring and control center. The distance from the robot to the monitoring and control center can be up to 150m in the condition of normal architectural obstacles. The robot is capable of carrying the largest load up to 60kg, the highest moving speed is up to 30m/min, can operate continuously for up to 12 hours, automatically monitors the power status and finds the charging source when needed.

According to the research team, with the requirement of having a robot that can be used immediately (within 01 month) in isolation areas for Covid-19 patients, and having a robot product with full functions and technical features. of medical robots transported in the isolation area of ​​high-risk infectious diseases later, the project is implemented in 2 phases with different requirements on quantity and quality of products.

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Phase 1, the Vibot-1 transport medical robot system includes a monitoring and control center and a robot that moves along a magnetic path of the type AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle), to support or replace part of the human body. health workers and cleaners in a confined space with a high risk of infection, especially an area isolated from the Covid-19 epidemic. After 2 weeks of implementation, the Vibot-1 system has been manufactured, installed and tested at North Thang Long Hospital, Dong Anh, Hanoi to serve people suspected of being infected with Covid-19. Up to now, the Vibot-1 system is still “on duty” here, ready to participate in the fight against the epidemic when needed.

Coming to the intelligent version of Vibot-2, one platform – multi-purpose

Major General GS.TS.NGND Nguyen Lac Hong – Deputy Director of the University of Science and Technology said that, right after completing the phase 1 task, the research team of the University of Science and Technology has urgently implemented the research contents of phase 2 with the goal of master technology and implement the development of autonomous mobile robot system AMR (Autonomous Mobile Robot). This system works flexibly and intelligently in a larger and more complex space, with more diverse tasks,… in order to more thoroughly solve the problem of human resources and occupational safety in the future hospital environment. .

The medical robot transport system phase 2 (Vibot-2) includes a monitoring and control center and 5 robots designed according to the One Platform – Multi Purpose philosophy that allows robots to replace Humans transport food, medicine, necessities, … from outside the isolation area into the isolation area, to each room to serve the sick. In the opposite direction, the robot transports garbage and dirty utensils from the wards to the gathering location outside the isolation area.

In addition to the transport function, the robot also has its own communication line with the monitoring and control center. With this function, people outside the isolation area (medics, doctors, relatives) can communicate (visit, consult, encourage,…) remotely with the patient inside the isolation area by video. High quality pictures and sound. From the center, it is possible to monitor and control many robots at the same time such as monitoring technical status, setting up a program to deliver food, medicine, garbage collection, control the movement of each robot. Therefore, expanding the robot’s operating range or adding the number of robots to work in groups can be done easily.

Vibot-2 is designed and engineered with more intelligent features such as the ability to self-build a path according to a preloaded work area map or self-build, safely move in/out a designated area to perform the task without any outside assistance; the ability to detect and stop or circumvent fixed and movable obstacles to reach predetermined positions; the ability to coordinate between robots when performing the same task on the same floor, etc. These are the features that help the robots to operate flexibly in the hospital environment in particular as well as in the working environment. with people in general. The communication and communication features inherit the product of phase 1, with changes to meet the requirements of intelligence, synchronization, high autonomy, ability to control multiple robots simultaneously, diverse tasks, in a wide range.

“From the end of April 2021, the medical robot transport system Vibot-2 has been installed and put into trial operation at 108 Central Military Hospital. In mid-May 2021, we installed it for use. Vibot-2 system includes 1 Monitoring and Control Center and 5 robots at Facility 2 of Bach Mai Hospital (in Phu Ly, Ha Nam) to replace medical staff serving in patient isolation areas. Covid-19,” said Major General Nguyen Lac Hong.

According to Major General Nguyen Lac Hong, technologies have been researched and perfected to help Vibots move flexibly in the hospital environment in particular as well as in working environments with people in general. Therefore, it is possible to invest in more research to develop and expand the application scope of Vibot for other tasks such as transportation in workshops, smart factories; monitoring, information support, etc. at airports, exhibitions… On this platform, it is possible to develop into military robots for defense and security purposes.

“From the end of April 2021, the medical robot transport system Vibot-2 has been installed and put into trial operation at 108 Central Military Hospital. In mid-May 2021, we installed it for use. Vibot-2 system includes 1 Monitoring and Control Center and 5 robots at Facility 2 of Bach Mai Hospital (in Phu Ly, Ha Nam) to replace medical staff serving in patient isolation areas. Covid-19,” said Major General Nguyen Lac Hong.

According to Major General Nguyen Lac Hong, technologies have been researched and perfected to help Vibots move flexibly in the hospital environment in particular as well as in working environments with people in general. Therefore, it is possible to invest in more research to develop and expand the application scope of Vibot for other tasks such as transportation in workshops, smart factories; monitoring, information support, etc. at airports, exhibitions… On this platform, it is possible to develop into military robots for defense and security purposes.

“From the end of April 2021, the medical robot transport system Vibot-2 has been installed and put into trial operation at 108 Central Military Hospital. In mid-May 2021, we installed it for use. Vibot-2 system includes 1 Monitoring and Control Center and 5 robots at Facility 2 of Bach Mai Hospital (in Phu Ly, Ha Nam) to replace medical staff serving in patient isolation areas. Covid-19,” said Major General Nguyen Lac Hong.

According to Major General Nguyen Lac Hong, technologies have been researched and perfected to help Vibots move flexibly in the hospital environment in particular as well as in working environments with people in general. Therefore, it is possible to invest in more research to develop and expand the application scope of Vibot for other tasks such as transportation in workshops, smart factories; monitoring, information support, etc. at airports, exhibitions… On this platform, it is possible to develop into military robots for defense and security purposes.

During the recent Covid-19 pandemic, the Ministry of Science and Technology approved 10 unscheduled national science and technology tasks to improve capacity in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 pandemic. There are many units nationwide that have participated in research and development of products for epidemic prevention and control. Outstanding results include: Successful research and production of SARS-CoV-2 detection kits; The Covid-19 vaccine product Nanocovax has been clinically tested on humans; In particular, promoting the foundation of the digitized Vietnamese Knowledge System in the prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic to effectively serve the work of tracing and controlling cases, zoning, stamping out epidemics, predicting medical journal…

These are high scientific and technological products, equivalent to international products, independently researched and created by Vietnamese scientists in a very short time and have been put into effective application in pandemic prevention. Covid-19. These successes have contributed to the fight against the pandemic with the whole people, and at the same time affirming the high professional level of the team of Vietnamese scientists, who dare to think, dare to do, are enthusiastic and not afraid of difficulties. , afraid of suffering, research day and night, “race” against time to create products that meet the urgent requirements of practice. The above results also show the strong participation of the entire Science and Technology sector in disease prevention and control and have proven that Vietnam’s Science and Technology has gradually been capable of solving the problems. problem” of the country.