Company Develops Robot to Conduct COVID Nose Swabs


A biotechnology firm hopes its new robot will help automate COVID-19 nose swabs, in a frightening glimpse of what’s to come.

Taiwanese medtech company Brain Navi has released a video demonstrating a robot conducting a COVID test using a long nasal swab, which has been described by some as one of the most painful ways to test for the virus.

The robot seems so sketchy, even the trendies over at The Verge were hesitant on the terrifying contraption:


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