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Meet Asha, a robot nurse that will take care of patients like human nurses

Bengaluru's Artpark is building tech solutions to solve problems unique to India

Asha, the robot nurse
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Asha, the robot nurse

Peerzada Abrar
A major attraction at the recently held Bengaluru Tech Summit 2020 was ‘Asha’, a robotic nurse. The robot, which has a human-like face, is capable of showing real emotions — it can smile, make lip movements while talking, blink, make hand gestures — and speaks in a female robotic voice.

The robotic nursing companion is one of the many projects being undertaken at the Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technologies Park (Artpark), which has been set up at the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in a public-private model with support from AI Foundry, a venture studio devoted to building next generation

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First Published: Nov 29 2020 | 9:22 PM IST

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