Robot with coronavirus advice hits Times Square

Published on 11 Feb 2020 9:01:20 PM

The Promobot with a friendly face rolled into Times Square on Monday to help provide information about the new virus.

Promobot does not actually detect the virus. It asks if a person has common symptoms such a fever and the person has to hit "yes" or "no" on the touch screen, after which they receive a reassuring message if they chose no.