the robot vacuum cleaner people are now making robot medical professionals

I would imagine that a robot doctor will not catch on immediately.  I can’t imagine say for example, my grandmother sitting on a hospital bed staring at a robot from Rocky IV telling it personal information about what is going wrong.  Except, she doesn’t tell the real person doctor when he asks her now so I guess there will not be much of a change after all.

RP-VITA is designed to be used by a remote caregiver, able to hold video calls for around five hours via an included monitor and webcam. The robot can be controlled remotely using a laptop, desktop, or iPad, and is designed to be used in emergency situations so that doctors can get quick access to a patient.

Information about patients can be pulled down over WiFi, and when not used for video calls the RP-VITA can access records via a medical cloud storage system. Just like the Roomba, it will return to a charging base when it needs more power.

via (Touch Me!)

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