boston dynamics spot robot dog helps doctors treat COVID-19 patients
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since the beginning of march 2020, boston dynamics has been testing how their spot robot can help the fight against COVID-19. the dog bot has been on trial at the brigham and women’s hospital in massachusetts, where it has been used as a mobile telemedicine platform. it has assisted in ad-hoc environments, such as to remotely triage patients (assess the urgency of treatment) in tents and parking lots. this has helped minimize the hospital staff’s time exposed to potentially contagious patients.
Source: Tim spears. Designboom. Retrieved from https://www.designboom.com/technology/boston-dynamics-spot-robot-dog-doctors-covid-19-04-24-2020/