The information available at xorlali.com is that the Rwandan government is using 5 humanoid robots that can screen and deliver foods and drugs to those suffering from Coronavirus.
The country has so far recorded 308 confirmed cases of Coronavirus, 203 recoveries, and no deaths.
The country’s health minister, Daniel Ngamije made the announcement on Tuesday May 19. He also disclosed that the robots were brought in to reduce the exposure of health workers to COVID-19 patients.
According to Ngamije ;
“We need additional robots for other duties like disinfection in public space and we are working to get them.”
The 5 robots were manufactured by a Belgium-based company, and given the names Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri.
The health ministry of Rwanda also revealed that the robots have four abilities, which are:
- 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