The effect of automated swab robot: new technology drives new behavior

Jasper Rae Zeus A. Antonio, Jonalyn Mae E. Aranda


The world is now faced with a devastating pandemic outbreak, COVID-19. The latest coronavirus infected almost all continents and witnessed sharp rises in cases diagnosed. The engineers tend to eliminate the matter and have solutions, one in every utilizing technical innovation. Researchers from Singapore, Taiwan, and Denmark have developed a fully automated robot that may take coronavirus swabs in order for health care professionals don’t seem to be exposed to the chance of infection. The objective of this study is to present the potential effects of robotics to help healthcare professionals on getting specimens and testing for COVID-19. These possible consequences include positive and negative outcomes and as a result, the overall impact on the profit or loss to society is far from obvious. The paper discusses two theoretical examples, distinguished fundamentally by the different behavioral responses of the automated swab robot and the selection of results in line with policy interventions. Researchers have opted to use the system dynamics approach to consider the potential widespread implementation of automated swabbing, which is increasingly regarded as unavoidable.


Automated swab robot; Behavioral response; COVID-19; Effects; Ishikawa diagram; System dynamics approach;



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