Using Robots to Help Medical Staffs Against Ebola


(E) The White House is now considering robots for winning the fight against the Ebola virus: Intouch health’s remote presence robotXenex’s germ-zapping robot, and humanoid robots. A series of brainstorming meetings are planned for November 7th at four locations: Worcester Polytechnic Institute, in Massachusetts; Texas A&M; the University of California, Berkeley; and in Washington. This is definitely a great initiative. But much more need to happen to win the fight against the Ebola virus.

For more:
The New York Times: “Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots for Ebola” –
IEEE Spectrum: “Real Robots to Help Fight Ebola” –

Note: The picture above is Xenex’s germ-zapping robot.

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