Robots in China are independently assisting nurses and doctors by performing ultrasounds, mouth swabs, and checking temperatures. Medical professionals are at risk of contracting the virus while working. These robots increase their level of protection.
The robots have cameras for medical workers to supervise the interactions. The staff can also do this from miles away while the robots disinfect themselves. This allows for a safe distance between those affected by the virus and medical personnel.
“Doctors are all very brave, but this virus is just too contagious. We can use robots to perform the most dangerous tasks,” said Tsinghua University Professor Zheng Gangtie, the robot’s chief designer. As the coronavirus progresses, so do the developments of technology everywhere. Having advanced robotic technology preserves the lives of medical workers as they directly challenge the growth of this pandemic.