TECH NEWS | Lebanese experts make robots to facilitate COVID-19 testing

A team of Lebanese experts invented two robots to facilitate the testing of COVID-19 without exposing physicians and nurses to the risk of being infected through direct contact with patients.

A doctor checks the robot at Geitawi Hospital in Ashrafieh in Beirut, Lebanon, April 16, 2020.

BEIRUT, LEBANON — A team of Lebanese experts invented two robots to facilitate the testing of COVID-19 without exposing physicians and nurses to the risk of being infected through direct contact with patients.

The project, which was launched on Thursday at Geitawi Hospital in Ashrafieh, uses robots, cameras and voice transmission through internet connection.

The two robots include Courier Robot, which assists the nurses in examining the swab test by carrying the tubes containing the tests of the suspects from the emergency room to the lab, and Cleaning Robot, which is designed to carry a tank of 20 liters of sanitizer and sterilize the emergency room.

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