‘Mitra’ – the robot that’s helping COVID patients fight loneliness
Indian hospitals have deployed customer service robots that patrol hospital wards and also helps the patients to connect to their loved ones. Entitled Mitra, the robot was developed by Invento Robotics and shot to fame after being introduced to Ivanka Trump and PM Modi in 2017. It uses facial recognition tech to recognize people it has previously interacted with. A tablet on chest enables patients to connect with family and hospital staff for consultations.