A development project to create a COVID-19 vaccine in
Thailand is on track to start clinical trials in humans soon, during which the
safety of volunteers and medical staff must be of the utmost importance.
Mahidol University has introduced an innovative A.I. robot to help with the
vaccine development project, which could replace humans in risky tasks.
The robot, called AI-Immunizer, has been developed by
Mahidol University’s Faculty of Engineering, and the Institute of Molecular
Biosciences. Harnessing artificial intelligence technology, this first of its
kind robot in Thailand will help in the development of an anti-COVID-19
The robot can perform several tasks from virus culturing, antibody
tests, processing, image storage, data analysis, and the generation of an
accurate report in a timely manner.
Mr. Chamras Promptmas, an advisor to the Dean of the Faculty
of Engineering at Mahidol University, says the robot can replace humans in certain
tasks, which will reduce infection risks to medical professionals, as well as
helping streamline their workflow.
He said the AI-Immunizer robot will help accelerate the
development of a COVID-19 candidate vaccine in Thailand, while paving the way
for other vaccine research and development projects in the future.
Photo Cr.: National News Bureau of Thailand (NNT)