According to BBC, The Rwandan government has taken delivery of 5 humanoid robots which can screen and deliver foods and drugs to COVID-19 patient.
Uwanda health minister, Daniel Ngamije disclosed this on Tuesday May 19.
Ngamije said the robots were brought in to reduce the exposure of health workers to COVID-19 patients.
“We need additional robots for other duties like disinfection in public space and we are working to get them.”
Each robot has been given Rwandan name: Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri.
Rwanda’s health ministry says the units have a number of abilities, including:
“Screening 50 to 150 people per minute.
“Recording and storing patient data.
“Alerting health workers to abnormalities.
“Warning people who aren’t wearing marks, or are wearing them improperly.
The robots, made by a Belgian company specialised in robotics solutions Zora Bots, are designed with various advanced features to support doctors and nurses at designated treatment centres, and can also be leveraged into screening sites in the country.