Covid-19 crisis brings robots to medical frontline, says researchers


An engineering student configures a medical robot modified to screen and observe Covid-19 patients at the Regional Center of Robotics Technology at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok. An editorial in Science Robotics noted that robots can help with telemedicine, decontamination, handling of hazardous waste and monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines. — AFP

WASHINGTON: Robots are expected to demonstrate their value for "dirty and dangerous" medical tasks in the fight to quell the coronavirus pandemic, researchers said March 25.

An editorial in Science Robotics noted that robots can help with telemedicine, decontamination, handling of hazardous waste and monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines.

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