Robots go to war against Ebola

November 8, 2014 2:07 AM

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Robots go to war against Ebola

WORCESTER — In a bid to halt the spread of the Ebola virus, public health experts are turning to a new weapon — robots. Machines don’t get sick, they’re easy to disinfect, and they can carry out a variety of medical tasks, from carrying patients to disposing of medical waste.

So scientists and engineers met at Worcester Polytechnic Institute Friday to participate in a nationwide conference organized by the White House to explore using robots to fight Ebola.

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