Nissan unveils Ariya, its new 100% electric SUV

At a recent online conference, Nissan unveiled the Ariya, its new electric car. With a range of 483 kilometers, it will be sold in 2021 starting at $ 40,000.

Nissan finally returns to the 100% electric vehicle, almost ten years after the Nissan Leaf. In a remote conference, the Japanese automaker presented its new electric SUV, Nissan Ariya. This vehicle will be marketed in Japan in the spring of 2021 and then in North America at the end of 2021. Equipped with two to four-wheel drive, it is armed with an estimated range of 482.8 kilometers and will equipped, under the hood, with a 63 kWh or 87 kWh battery of your choice. With the Ariya, Nissan is betting on discretion and sobriety - a bit like Arya Stark from Game of Thrones, whose name unintentionally evokes. The interior of its cabin is proof: its dashboard is only adorned with two rectangular screens of 12.3 inches each. The vehicle is of course connectable to other mobile devices, tha…

Coronavirus: Spot robot can help reduce contamination of hospital staff

The coronavirus poses big problems in hospitals, where the staff is in constant contact with the sick ... And who in return, can be contaminated by COVID-19. The Boston robotics Spot robotic quadruped could be a solution.
Spot robot can help reduce contamination of hospital staff

One of the golden rules to avoid the spread of coronavirus is to stay away from each other, at least a good meter. But it is an impossible measure to follow in hospitals, where it is obviously essential for nurses and doctors to examine patients. And despite the precautions (wearing masks or visors), hospital staff are among the most contaminated with COVID-19.

Boston Dynamics offers a solution. The Spot robot, whose deliveries have started with the first buyers, can be a useful aid in sorting patients. To do this, the builder has loaned a unit to Brigham Hospital in Boston, where the robot allows caregivers to remotely determine whether a particular patient should go to a certain location.

To achieve this, Spot is surmounted by an iPad: the caregiver can chat with the patient, ask questions and even ask him to take his temperature. Telemedicine on legs, in a way! Normally, all of these operations require up to five people, according to Boston Dynamics. A robot can perform all of these functions without risking contamination of hospital staff.

The manufacturer has not finished with the development of the nursing robot. He is working on the integration of sensors that will allow him to measure temperature, heart rate, respiration, oxygen saturation. Later, Spot can even disinfect the rooms thanks to a UV lamp attached to the back!

And of course, Spot can also adapt to tasks like delivering food, masks, equipment of all kinds for patients in isolation. To help anyone who already owns a Spot, the company provides documentation and technical files to build iPad docking stations and vital signs applications.