Robots may one day become the best Ebola fighters

Robots may one day become the best Ebola fighters

By: || Updated: 01 Jan 1970 12:00 AM
Washington: Researchers are looking at the ways on how robots could be sent to join the fight against Ebola, it has been reported.




White House Office of Science and Technology Policy encouraged UC Berkeley engineering professor, Ken Goldberg, and researchers in three other universities and research centers to hold brainstorming sessions on ways to enlist robots in the fight against the contagious and deadly disease, CNet reported.


However, Goldberg mentioned that the capabilities are limited right now and there's a lot of research that needs to be done, so it won't completely save the day.


Goldberg sees at least two ways robots may be redeployed in the next three to six months to help contain the spread of Ebola.


First, telepresence robots, with cameras and screens that allow doctors to remotely communicate and get a visual read of patients, could be useful in the diagnosis phase.

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