Robots and robotics technology aren't exclusive to one sector, business, or country. Even though we see an abundance of friendly robots in China and Japan operating miscellaneous tasks, we shouldn't be perplexed to see them in other nations too.
In Saudi Arabia, a hospital has adopted robotics technology in its fight against the novel coronavirus. King Abdullah Medical Complex in Jeddah introduced a robot medic to help medical and nursing staff treating patients infected with COVID-19.
Since the virus, which has infected over 2.6 million people so far in the world and 12,772 in Saudi Arabia, can be transmitted through human contact, the Saudi hospital inserted a non-human assistant into its staff.
The robot, which has a stethoscope, otoscope, eye camera, and a camera specialized in examining the skin from afar installed, can carry out tests and help staff with diagnoses.
"Robots also help in the provision of medical consultations, reading vital signs and indicators, including radiographic images, and looking at the patient's file in full by using an application on smart phones remotely controlled directly from any location," according to Saudi Gazette.
Another task that's been moved to the robot's list is sterilization. Before the machine leaves an isolated patient's room once inspection is over, it conducts a sterilization procedure to allow for a staff member to enter the room for further tests and assistance with ease.
The Arab region may not be Japan and its student-controlled robots accepting diplomas at a graduation ceremony during lockdown or China and its delivery robots, but it's acting quick enough to catch up with the trends.