How a robot could help to fight the spread of Ebola
Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) in Massachusetts is looking to repurpose a robot named Baxter to help with the fight against Ebola.
This robot was built to be used in factories ,but it is hoped that it can be repurposed to keep health care workers safe by removing their clothes after they have treated patients.
"We're not trying to make this a completely automated process," explains Dmitry Berenson, an assistant professor in WPI's robotics programme.
06 Nov 2014