This week's Question: Next month, scientists will convene at universities across the country to consider the role that autonomous machines might play in combating the Ebola crisis. Telepresence robots, according to some researchers, could theoretically perform healthcare tasks like delivering food and medicine to the sick and cleaning equipment. The robots could also act as interpreters between patients and doctors, or provide checklists to medical workers as they put on and remove safety equipment. What do you think? Are robots an effective way of combating outbreaks like Ebola?

 

 

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