Fighting Ebola With Robots And An App Called Jedi

And if and when a robot does roll up to a sick patient, in a place with limited internet penetrationfew smart devices, intermittent power connection, and no other robots to speak of, a place that has suffered terribly while the international community has mobilized, a place where clinics are alternately feared and respected, a place where health care workers have poured sweat and lost lives to serve; when the robot, gleaming of American ability and techno-optimism, broadcasts a human face to a sick person in a bed, that will be a very interesting first.