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Robots help China manage the coronavirus pandemic

New best friends roll to the rescue

Making friends and influencing people: Temi, a service robot, is helping nursing home residents like 93-year-old Chui Dip-sai endure the coronavirus pandemic.

HONG KONG -- Making new friends, or even catching up with old ones, can be hard enough when you're 93 years old and living in fear of the coronavirus.

Which is why Chui Dip-sai has been so grateful for Temi, an Israeli-developed service robot that has become the Hong Kong nursing home resident's constant companion after city-wide lockdowns have kept family and friends away.

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