As the coronavirus statistics keep going up, countries around the world are facing a lack of medical supplies and personnel. There has been over 380,000 cases and more than 16,500 deaths, and in Thailand, there has been more than 800 cases and 4 deaths.
Some hospitals in Thailand are using "ninja robots" to help in the fight against coronavirus. These wheeled-robots can take the temperature of patients and handle other interactions, reducing the risk of exposure to medical workers who don't need to be present.
Engineering students at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok modified the medical robots, which have reduced the burden on health workers. "They can stand outside the room and communicate with patients inside through the robot," said Viboon Sangveraphunsiri of Chulalongkorn University.
The team is working on ways to make the bots even more useful, so that they can deliver food, clean and handle other jobs. More ninjas are being created for another 10 hospitals around the country.