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How Robots Can Help Fight Ebola

In the fight against the Ebola virus, technology may play a key role, The New York Times reports. Replacing humans with robots in handling waste and burial of the deceased has the potential to save many lives, and now, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy is assisting scientists in taking these ideas further. Suggestions include programming robots to provide interactive checklists to medical personnel and assisting language interpreters interacting with patients. While these ideas may be helpful, scientists are currently brainstorming a way to surmount the challenge of programming the dexterity of a human into a robot for clinical patient care.

Read it in The New York Times.