Textile shop in India has found the most unique use for a robot to keep customers safe

I love seeing robots integrating into human life.

And it’s great because these technological marvels are being used even more due to the coronavirus pandemic for the obvious fact: They can’t be infected.

Thailand is using robots to check on coronavirus patients, and they even have screens so doctors can talk to the patients. The country is also using robots in shopping malls to give out hand sanitizers to mall-goers.

Singapore was also using a yellow robot dog to patrol a park, reminding people to adhere to physical distancing rules.

While all these cases are using robots to help us curb the spread of the virus, this Indian textile shop is giving its robot two jobs at the same time.

The shop managed to get their hands on a robot and made it dress up in a saree while providing hand sanitizer to the patrons.

Saree is a traditional clothing that is worn by women in India. People usually buy the fabric and take it to a tailor to make it into a saree. The traditional clothing can also be bought premade, but generally, multiple fabrics are bought, allowing the tailor to mix and match them to create a unique design.

Twitter users love the innovative use of this robot.

The screen in the robot’s hand is used to detect if someone is in front of it. Making sure it doesn’t bump into anyone.

People also love that the robot is displaying a saree while keeping patrons safe.

Has your country found innovative ways to use a robot?

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Cover image sourced from Harsh Goenka.