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KNUST pupils construct robotic that repels mosquitoes


2nd-year students, Joana Owusu-Appiah, Selinam Fiadjo and Daniella Asare get in touch with the robot ‘Anquito’, coined from ‘anti’ and ‘mosquito’.

Just about every year, nations around the world about the globe – Africa, precisely, spend enormous sums of dollars on mosquito control programmes and mosquito bite cure.

Amid various interventions meant to remove the lethal insect, there are problems about the chemicals’ contaminants that are launched into the enviroment. 

There are even ideas totally having rid of mosquitoes will build imbalance in character.

So what permits them to reside and arrive into our house but disable them from biting?

Effectively, Biomedical Engineering college students of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technological innovation have a constructed a robotic mosquito repellent.

2nd-12 months pupils, Joana Owusu-Appiah, Selinam Fiadjo and Daniella Asare phone the robot ‘Anquito’, coined from ‘anti’ and ‘mosquito’.

“We realize there are so several actions to destroy mosquitoes but we thought to ourselves, is it a issue of mosquitoes dwelling or the actuality that they are in our room?

“Somebody is his place with mosquito coil and web but when there is light-weight out, he goes out for clean air and receives bitten.”

“What can we do for persons who are outside their rooms and obtaining fresh air” they imagined.

How it functions

Mosquito robot

The robotic, built with personal computer programming, emits ultrasonic sounds.

Ultrasound is not distinct from “ordinary” seem in its actual physical homes, except that humans cannot listen to it.

This limit varies from human being to individual and is close to 20 kilohertz in healthier youthful grown ups.

Ultrasound is employed in quite a few various fields, such as detecting objects and measuring distance. 

Its imaging are usually employed in medication.

Animals such as bats use ultrasound for finding prey and obstacles.

‘Anquito’ emits 38 kilohetz which is thought to ward off mosquitoes.

It is equipped with sensors which cease and modify direction after encountering an obstacle.

The pupils are operating to develop miniature of the device and employ synthetic intelligence to make it smarter.


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