Croatian Company Gideon Brothers Presents Robots for Coronavirus Fight

Lauren Simmonds

There is no doubt that Croatian companies are as innovative as they are determined. Despite operating in a country which likes to throw spanners in the works of each entrepreneurial step, putting off would-be investors from at home and abroad along the way, many companies manage to succeed, the amazing Gideon Brothers is one of them.

As Poslovni Dnevnik/Bernard Ivezic writes on the 10th of April, 2020, the Croatian company Gideon Brothers, which makes logistics autonomous robots, also wants to manufacture disinfection robots for hospitals in the ongoing coronavirus battle. Gideon Brothers’ Matija Kopic, who is the co-founder and CEO of the company, posted a call to the state on Facebook to use his robots in hospitals, schools, shops, hotels and other facilities.

“When, if not now? Something that was unimaginable yesterday is happening to us today, and rapidly. What will the future look like? We don’t know that today. But we at Gideon Brothers do know one thing: how to develop the most advanced mobile robots. That’s why it’s time to send our metal pets out onto the front lines of defense against coronavirus,” Kopic said.

He has thus posted three robot concepts on Facebook. The first one has UV lamps for indoor disinfection. The second can carry a variety of goods, and the third robot can disinfect.

“In the coming months, Croatian hospitals, schools, shopping centres, supermarkets, hotels, warehouses, factories and other public and private environments can be helped by autonomous mobile robots to: disinfect indoor spaces, transport goods and supplies and detect fever in humans,” explained the Gideon Brothers CEO.

He added that they were working on more useful concepts and said that “if we put our knowledge, experience and technology together for the benefit of the Croatian state and its inhabitants, we have a chance of survival in the uncertain future.

“As for the economy? We will continue to build someday, on some healthier grounds. Human lives? They’re priceless,” Kopic concluded.

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