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    Five researchers have created a robot able to conduct 2400 COVID-19 tests everyday

    19 Apr, 2020
    Four robots have been delivered in four Spanish hospitals, including Hospital Clínic of Barcelona and Instituto de Salud Carlos III of Madrid. 
    The five researches have created the anti-COVID19 robot in one room, after 22 days of quarantine. Andreu Veà, one of the creators of the robots, claims that "each robot can perform 2400 PCR tests everyday" and with the four units working together they will achieve 70000 analysis per week.
    Four anti-COVID19 robots were sent last Friday to fo...
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    COVID-19 pandemic proves the need for ‘social robots,’ ‘robot avatars’ and more. Examples!

    15 Apr, 2020

    One of the consequences of people being told to stay home to slow the spread of coronavirus is loneliness. And a collection of 13 robotics experts from around the world have a suggestion for how to solve that: a robot pal. 

    The innovation is just one of many mentioned in an open letter by the global contingent of robotics experts who suggest that the coronavirus pandemic should serve as a catalyst for the increased use and development of robots.

    “Now the impact of COVID...
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    From virus-slaying air purifiers to delivery robots, how university inventions are fighting COVID-19

    14 Apr, 2020
    Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) innovations include autonomous robots to help deliver care and services and a sterilizer that removes up to 99.99% of different infectious viruses.

    With the novel coronavirus (Covid-19) sweeping across continents and affecting many millions, health authorities, policy-makers and scientists, innovators around the world are racing to invent ways to contain the further spread of the virus. It is our unwavering belief that universities...
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    COVID-19 testing with help of a robot

    14 Apr, 2020

    All around the country, municipalities are scrambling to set diagnostic facilities to test patients for the presence of coronavirus. Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley’s Innovative Genomics Institute (IGI) are setting up a pop-up diagnostic lab that uses a liquid handling robot that can process more than 1,000 patient samples per day.

    According to an article on the University of California at Berkeley website, the pop-up laboratory is the result of a c...
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    Combating COVID-19—The role of robotics in managing public health and infectious diseases

    10 Apr, 2020

    The outbreak of COVID-19 has now become a pandemic. The new coronavirus has affected nearly all continents; at the time of writing, South Korea, Iran, Italy, and other European countries have experienced sharp increases in diagnosed cases. Globalization and increasingly interconnected economies mean most countries will be affected by COVID-19. Global effort is therefore required to break the chains of virus transmission.

    Could robots be effectiv...
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    Look inside the hospital in China where coronavirus patients were treated by robots

    7 Apr, 2020

    The idea of humanoid robots taking jobs previously done by humans may feel dystopian, but in the midst of the global COVID-19 pandemic, robots can free up human hospital medical staff and limit the possibility virus spread.

    That’s precisely why Beijing-based robotics company CloudMinds sent 14 robots to Wuhan, China to help with patient care amid the coronavirus pandemic. 
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