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That technology has also been deployed this year in the fight against the coronavirus. Spot has been used to measure patients’ vital signs, patrol parks to encourage social distancing and even cheer on Japanese baseball players.
“Hyundai Motor Group believes that the robotics market has potential for significant growth in the future,” the companies said in a statement.MORE NEWS: Provincetown Board Of Selectmen Unanimously Approves Reinstatement Of Indoor Mask Requirement
The $1.1 billion deal is expected to be finalized in June.