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This illustration depicts Dr. Bot preparing their surgical table with a sleeping patient. In the future, by cleaning and disinfecting areas, robots could reduce the risk of exposure to disease for healthcare workers.

Semi-autonomous robots could help medical workers during disease outbreaks

Kirsten Steinke, Science Beat Reporter
December 12, 2021

Dr. Bill Smart, Oregon State University professor of mechanical engineering and robotics, and his team are researching how semi-autonomous robots could be used in medicine to protect frontline workers...

Assistant Professor Naomi Fitter holds a microphone to comedy robot Jon the Robot.

Oregon State University professor uses entertainment robot to educate

Lillian Nomie, News Contributor
April 29, 2019

Oregon State University’s robots are learning to perform comedy, and researchers like Naomi Fitter, assistant professor for the School of Mechanical, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, are using...

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