Gain ideas and insights on how governments and companies around the world are harnessing new and emerging technologies in the fight against COVID-19. As we adopt new technologies, the stakes may be high, but the possibilities are vast. This is tech’s big moment. With this curated resource, keep up with the latest COVID-19 tech-related reads and videos, put together by the Library.
NY MTA starts UV cleaning pilot to combat virus
New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is launching an ultraviolet (UV) light pilot program to tackle the spread of the coronavirus on the city's trains and buses.
Food delivery robots are solving a huge coronavirus problem
Refraction AI, a robot delivery startup by two professors at the University of Michigan, is having its moment during the coronavirus pandemic. With severe disruptions to deliveries and increased risk of exposure for gig workers, it seems that when it comes to providing essential services like these, one solution is letting robots do the job.
UNDP Rwanda hands over Smart Anti-Epidemic robots to the government of Rwanda
UNDP Rwanda handed over five (5) Anti-Epidemic Robots to the Government of Rwanda, represented by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of ICT and Innovation. The Smart Anti-Epidemic Robots named Akazuba, Ikizere, Mwiza, Ngabo and Urumuri, will be used mainly for mass temperature screening, monitoring patient status and keeping medical records of COVID-19 patients.