IEEE PES Kerala Chapter

Raheema Shoukath, Newsletter Editor/Content Writer for IEEE PES Kerala Chapter

Robo Hand Sanitizer Challenge

IEEE PES YP Kerala Chapter launched the “Robo-Sanitizer Challenge”, a joint initiative to break the chain and stop the spread of COVID-19. The kick-off webinar was conducted on 23rd March 2020 demonstrating the manufacturing of an automatic hand sanitizer. It was handled by Er. Anish MS, with a total of 60 attendees on Cisco WebEx. Social media was behind many challenges but there was one that stood out. A number of 19 Student Branches across the Kerala Section took part in the challenge to build their versions of Robo Sanitizers and began installing the systems in areas where the public could access the convenience of an automated hand sanitizer. The challenge was mentioned in various online and print news platforms including, The NewsMinute and various regional and national newspapers.