Worried about the Corona virus outbreak? Promobot, a 1.5-meter robot, might have an answer for you.
Friendly-faced robot was launched in Times Square, New York City, on Monday (02/10/2020), to help provide information about the New virus.
The curious pedestrians stopped and filled out a short questionnaire on a device like an iPad with a touch screen. The device is mounted on the robot's chest. The visitors can even talk with the machine.
Promobot was created by a Philadelphia-based startup that makes self-service robots for businesses. The Company is operated by a group of fist.
"We made special software to detect the symptoms of the corona virus, " Oleg Kivorkutsev, the company's business head, told Reuters.
"We Understand how important this problem is, how anxious people are, people are afraid of this. But if they understand a few simple things, for example, what are the symptoms of the corona virus, and what should they do to prevent it, everything will be fine and everyone will be happy. "
The robot cannot detect viruses. He asked if someone had symptoms such as fever and the person had to press the "Yes " or "no " button on the touch screen. They will then receive a calming message if they choose "No. "
"This thing is very smart. Very, very smart, "said Tara Healy, a tourist from London who was visiting New York.
Other visitors were not impressed. "It's a bit crazy," said Thomas McAlinden from Scotland.