Grace, the first humanoid robot to care for Covid-19 patients

Grace, the first humanoid robot to care for Covid-19 patients

Grace uses artificial intelligence to diagnose Covid-19 patients and has the ability to interact with people. Find all about Grace in this article, it is amazing! You won't regret it, read on. 

Grace uses artificial intelligence to diagnose Covid-19 patients and has the ability to interact with people. Find all about Grace in this article, it is amazing! You won't regret it, read on. 

The Hong Kong team behind the famous humanoid robot Sophia is launching a new prototype, Grace, aimed at the healthcare market and designed to interact with the elderly and those isolated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Hong Kong team behind the famous humanoid robot Sophia is launching a new prototype, Grace

Dressed in a blue nurse's uniform, Grace has Asian features, neck-length brown hair, and a thermal camera on her chest to take her temperature and gauge her responsiveness. It uses artificial intelligence to diagnose a patient and can speak English, Mandarin, and Cantonese.

"I can visit people and make their day with social stimulation (...) but I can also do talk therapy, take bio-readings and help health care providers," Grace said while standing next to her "sister" Sophia in the workshop of the manufacturer Hanson Robotics in Hong Kong.

"I can visit people and make their day with social stimulation (...) but I can also do talk therapy, take bio-readings and help health care providers," Grace said

Grace's resemblance to a healthcare professional and her ability to socialize are intended to ease the burden on front-line hospital staff, overwhelmed during the pandemic, founder David Hanson said.

"A human appearance facilitates confidence and natural engagement because we are programmed for face-to-face human interactions," Hanson said, explaining how Grace can simulate the action of more than 48 major facial muscles and has a comforting demeanor designed to look a bit like anime characters, who usually have a fusion of Asian and Western styles.

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