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This cute robot, Mitra helps Covid patients speak to loved ones
The Hindu | 16/09/2020 06:06 PM | Click to read full article
Its piercing eyes are equipped with facial recognition technology to help it recall people it has previously interacted with. A tablet attached to Mitra's chest allows patients to see loved ones, as well as the medical staff.
A hospital in India has deployed a customer-service robot to patrol its wards, connecting coronavirus patients to friends and relatives. Mitra, meaning “friend”, is best known for interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in 2017.