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Researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) are developing two robots that can be deployed in isolation wards for COVID-19 infected cases for delivery of food and medicine to patients.

The team from IIT Guwahati’s Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering departments believe the move will reduce human intervention in isolation wards.

“We are working on two robots–one for medicine and food delivery to isolation wards which can be customized as per the needs of the hospital and the second robot will be specifically for toxic and contagious waste collection from isolation wards,” a team member told PTI.

According to reports, the prototypes will be ready within two weeks, following which a test run will be conducted.

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