AI Robots have been deployed in China due to the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak. Robots are able to visit patients in specially restricted wards at various facilities in the country, where suspected and infected patients are confined.

These robots provide medicines and food, take temperatures, and even spend time educating patients about the different precautions that need to be taken – all while being remotely controlled by health workers. The robots’ presence and their ability to complete medically related tasks are significantly helpful since restricted wards poses high risks for health workers.

Outside the hospitals, temperature reading robots and drones patrol the streets checking the citizens’ temperatures and reminding them to stay indoors. This is also beneficial since it lessens the need for close contact of the police, and ensures a safe and fast response when dealing with infected individuals.

As the world braces itself for a possible pandemic, what we are seeing are these AI robots proving to be worthy allies in the fight against viral diseases.

Could robots be a vital weapon in the battle against the novel coronavirus?

Could robots be a vital weapon in the battle against the novel coronavirus?

Posted by Future Technologies on Monday, 17 February 2020

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