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Rwanda's Latest Tech Innovation Assists in the Fight Against COVID-19

As the fight against coronavirus continues, Rwanda has introduced a new solution to test and treat COVID-19 patients. According to CNN , the East African nation has enlisted the help of five anti-epidemic robots donated by the United Nations Development Program to the Kanyinya Treatment Centre treating sick patients in the capital city, Kigali. Today, at Kanyinya Treatment Centre, @UNDP_Rwanda handed over five (5) Smart Anti-Epidemic Robots to the Government of Rwanda, represented by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of ICT and Innovation. — Ministry of ICT and Innovation | Rwanda (@RwandaICT) May 19, 2020 The anti-epidemic robots are said to conduct mass temperature screening, monitor patient status, and keep track of medical records of COVID-19 patients, according to Rwanda’s Ministry of ICT and Innovation . “These robots will perform temperature screening in our treatment centers. The robots will detect people walking in not wearing masks so that...

Njera Perkins

Jul 17, 2020

Disney's Lucasfilm Donates $1.5 Million To Nonprofit That Gets Kids Involved In STEM

Anyone who’s watched Star Wars knows the robots rolling across the screen, like the beloved R2-D2 and BB-8. Now, Disney’s subsidiary Lucasfilm will help kids actually bring robots to life. During Lucasfilm’s annual Star Wars Celebration in Chicago, the firm announced it would be donating $1.5 million to FIRST, as reported by TechCrunch . There haven’t been a lot of details released about what exactly this new partnership entails. But, TechCrunch reported that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy said: “Star Wars has always inspired young people to look past what is and imagine a world beyond. It is crucial that we pass on the importance of science and technology to young people—they will be the ones who will have to confront the global challenges that lie ahead. To support this effort, Lucasfilm and Disney are teaming up with FIRST to bring learning opportunities and mentorship to the next generation of innovators.” Founded in 1989 by Dean Kamen, FIRST is a nonprofit that aims to...

Vanessa Taylor

Apr 15, 2019