How Robots Could Help Contain Ebola
Scientists are brainstorming ways to use robots to cut back on the risk Ebola healthcare workers face.By Madison Burke | November 8, 2014
Healthcare and sanitation workers in West Africa put themselves at risk every day to fight Ebola, but wouldn't it be great if robots could lessen at least some of that risk?
That question was asked Friday by three top robotics universities along with U.S. government officials at brainstorming meetings all over the country.
Ebola is spread by contact with the blood or bodily fluids of someone who is sick or has died from the disease. So, robots are obviously an attractive option.