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IN PICS: Mitra and other humanoid robots help COVID-19 patients stuck in quarantine across hospitals in India

IN PICS: Mitra and other humanoid robots help COVID-19 patients stuck in quarantine across hospitals in India
The humanoid robot Mitra is helping COVID-19 patients stuck in quarantine talk to their loved ones back homeBCCL
  • The humanoid robot Mitra is helping coronavirus patients in quarantine communicate with their loved ones.
  • Developed by Bengaluru-based start-up Invento Robotics, Mitra costs Yatharth Super Speciality Hospital around ₹1 million ($13,600) a piece.
  • Others like Gujarat’s SMIMER Hospital and Tamil Nadu’s Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital are also using robots to help cater to the needs of coronavirus patients.
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In the far corner of India’s national capital New Delhi, a robot is helping coronavirus patients keep in touch with their friends and family when stuck in isolation. Dubbed Mitra, the humanoid robot, has been deployed at the Yatharth Super Speciality Hospital in Noida Extension.

Mitra may be the most advanced humanoid robot that we have seen so far in India to cater to the needs of coronavirus patients, but it's not alone in its mission.

Hospitals in other parts of the country like Tamil and Gujarat are also using robots to keep the quarantine process as contact-less as possible.

Take a look at some heart warming pictures of the Mitra robot and others helping out at hospitals across India:

If ‘Mitra’ looks familiar, this is because the robot already made headlines once when it interacted with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in 2017.

If ‘Mitra’ looks familiar, this is because the robot already made headlines once when it interacted with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in 2017.
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Now, it’s patrolling the halls of Yatharth Super Speciality Hospital in Noida Extension.

Now, it’s patrolling the halls of Yatharth Super Speciality Hospital in Noida Extension.
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It has a tablet attached to its chest that allows hospitalised patients to see their loved ones.

It has a tablet attached to its chest that allows hospitalised patients to see their loved ones.
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Mitra also facilitates interaction with medical staff that may not be able to access the wards — like a psychologist or a dietician.

Mitra also facilitates interaction with medical staff that may not be able to access the wards — like a psychologist or a dietician.
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Developed by Bengaluru-based start-up Invento Robotics, each robot costs around ₹1 million ($13,600).

Developed by Bengaluru-based start-up Invento Robotics, each robot costs around ₹1 million ($13,600).
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Mitra isn’t alone. In Gujarat’s SMIMER Hospital, robot nurses are helping out serving food, giving out medicine and other knick-knacks that COVID-19 patients may require.

Mitra isn’t alone. In Gujarat’s SMIMER Hospital, robot nurses are helping out serving food, giving out medicine and other knick-knacks that COVID-19 patients may require.
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In Tamil Nadu, the humanoid robot called Zafi Med is also working with coronavirus patients.

In Tamil Nadu, the humanoid robot called Zafi Med is also working with coronavirus patients.
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Developed by Propeller Technologies, Zafi Med has been deployed at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Tiruchirappalli.

Developed by Propeller Technologies, Zafi Med has been deployed at the Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Government Hospital in Tiruchirappalli.
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Zafi was originally created in 2019. And Zafi Med has been augmented to specially meet the needs of coronavirus patients in quarantine.

Zafi was originally created in 2019. And Zafi Med has been augmented to specially meet the needs of coronavirus patients in quarantine.
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