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University of Illinois' new robots could help pick blueberries, wipe down hospitals (EdScoop)

"Researchers at the University of Illinois are developing semi-autonomous robots to assist industry workforces disrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic."—Source: EdScoop

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WHY THIS MATTERS:

These semi-autonomous robots could help in a number of ways as the pandemic continues, like completing tasks that would be hard for human workers to do while maintaining social distancing and disinfecting hospital spaces with ultraviolet light for extended periods.