Hanson Robotics, United States, SDG discussed on Automated

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Of autonomous robots in drone disinfecting rooms in neighborhoods across the world. Three d printers were of course used to supply ventilator parts during supply shortages for intensive care patients and we even had examples of virtual reality headsets. Were being used by people that were kept in quarantine or an isolation in hospitals to reduce anxiety and stress. But today it seems like the support of nature of autonomous technologies might shift towards a replacing type of nature so a quick and far from extensive. Google search will give you an idea of the scope of the healthcare cuts that are being realized in different countries. Because as i mentioned before these healthcare workers are refusing to get the vaccine so for example we have in germany at the very start of twenty twenty one seven. Nurses were fired in france recently. Three thousand health workers were suspended although this is being argued whether it will be temporary or not in australia. Thousands are expected to be removed by the october thirty first deadline and of course most notably in the united states in new york alone. There are about one thousand four hundred healthcare workers that were fired and overall about thirty percent of all health. Co workers are still unvaccinated. So there's a Assumption that all or a substantial proportion of this thirty percent will not be working in the hospitals and clinics anymore so part from america. The percentage of healthcare workers is relatively low and this also typically includes administrative employees as well but healthcare is already typically short-staffed so any staff loss is bound to be disruptive especially if the shortage was not expected to be filled in the coming years. So there's a one article that'll have linked in the show. Notes that states that the world health organization actually projects shortage of eighteen million healthcare workers worldwide by twenty thirty and nine million nurses and midwives will still be needed by twenty thirty to reach the. Sdg's on health and wellbeing and this was before even the problem of the unvaccinated health workers being removed due to these vaccine mandates. So why my bringing this up right. Why am i talking about healthcare and mandates and vaccines. It's not typically the type of content. That's covered on this podcast. Well we can discuss grace. Which is a lifelike nurse robot. So you may recall hanson robotics as the company that brought the world sophia a few years ago this is the now famous and controversial robot which has citizenship in saudi arabia of all places so earlier this year. Hanson robotics unveiled a new robot android. Called grace so grace has been specifically designed to work in healthcare and has very specific sensors to support an assist doctors and nurses for example. It has a thermal camera that can detect temperature and pulse so a lot of the design that went into it was really centered around the kind of troubles and challenges of healthcare staff working within the covert pandemic. Grace's appearance has also been designed to take in mind some of the issues experience in the pandemic and one of the most notable examples of this is isolation and the lack of social interaction experienced by many patients who have cove it. So they'll you may already be kind of insinuating as to why grace's relevant for the healthcare industry. And why. I wanted to tie it into the discussion at the beginning as look a little bit more as to what actually grace is. So chris can simulate the actions of more than forty eight major facial muscles and appears to have a much more natural engagement than sophia. Did so. I've actually linked to video in the show notes if you want to get a better idea of the impressive facial movements at grace's capable of but this already includes raising eyebrows blinking mouth and lit movement to imitate speaking smiling and other emotional expressions as well..

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