Pepper the android was developed in 2020 to detect whether people are wearing face masks and if not, instruct them to wear one. Photo: Reuters
Pepper the android was developed in 2020 to detect whether people are wearing face masks and if not, instruct them to wear one. Photo: Reuters
Fangyuan Chen
Opinion

Opinion

Fangyuan Chen

Robots are helping us fight Covid-19, but can we learn to love them?

  • From taking swab tests to reminding people to wear a mask, service robots have been indispensable to global efforts to end the coronavirus pandemic
  • Yet, given the unease many people still feel towards robots, the next stage of development will focus on making them more friendly rather than more functional

Pepper the android was developed in 2020 to detect whether people are wearing face masks and if not, instruct them to wear one. Photo: Reuters
Pepper the android was developed in 2020 to detect whether people are wearing face masks and if not, instruct them to wear one. Photo: Reuters
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