Robot shopper helps Indian engineer maintain social distancing

Coimbatore, India (AFP) – As long, jostling queues formed outside stores in India during the easing of a coronavirus lockdown, Karthik Velayutham found a way to maintain social distancing – by building a robot to shop for him. The humble machine – a cardboard box resting on a four-wheel wooden platform – took the computer engineer two days to make and cost 3,000 rupees (USD40). More details in Weekend’s Borneo Bulletin