RoboDoc: how India’s robots are taking on Covid patient care

The Guardian | Dec 2, 2020 at 7:00 AM
  • Standing just 5ft tall, Mitra navigates around the hospital wards, guided by facial recognition technology and with a chest-mounted tablet that allows patients and their loved ones to see each other.
  • India’s automotive sector was the main customer for industrial robots.
  • Although many Indian hospitals adopted robots during the pandemic because of a shortage of PPE, and because they can be used for disinfecting floors using ultra-violet radiation and strong disinfectants, they were also being used before the pandemic in healthcare, for surgeries requiring high levels of precision.