These refugees have built a Lego robot to fight COVID-19 - World Economic Forum
Living in close quarters and with basic health and sanitation facilities, residents of Jordan’s Za’atari settlement are worried about what will happen if the virus reaches them, according to the UNHCR.
The situation has inspired a group of Syrian refugees at the camp to get creative to help – by building a robotic hand sanitizer out of Lego.
The idea is simple: help prevent the spread of COVID-19 with a cheap sanitizer dispenser that can easily be replicated. But to reduce transmission of the virus it has to operate without the need to touch a bottle.
Syrian refugees, trained in robotics at the Jubilee Center for Excellence in Education in Jordan, worked on the problem at the Innovation Lab in the giant Za’atari camp.