Robot Nurse

Posted on January 20, 2008  Comments (4)

Robot nurse under development at Sask. university

In two years, a robot nurse could be trolling hospital hallways, handing out pills or visiting quarantined patients. At least that according to its creator, Reza Fotouhi, who says his robot could well be the answer to worker shortages in the health-care, mining and agriculture fields.

With a video camera on the front end, he could see what was ahead of the machine. The $215,000 project is funded by the Canada Foundation for Innovation and the government of Saskatchewan.

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4 Responses to “Robot Nurse”

  1. Tess
    January 20th, 2008 @ 1:11 pm

    The nursing profession is about caring, wellness, ill or otherwise. I find being attended to by a robot nurse COLD. Maybe in communicable areas.

  2. Rich
    February 20th, 2008 @ 3:59 pm

    This is a bad idea put forward by some bean counters. Have you been in a hospital lately? All the cost cutting has reduced the quality of care one can expect. Really its like living in a third world country. Replacing people with robots will most certainly make things worse, and of course put a lot of working people out on the street.

  3. Oka
    April 8th, 2008 @ 4:43 am

    I think it’s good idea. Robots nurse will prevent human is infected by diseases from patients.

  4. Prem Sehmi
    October 18th, 2008 @ 2:54 pm

    Hello there, this is an awesome idea – wonder if it could stretch to our profession – we teach at our place some of the most cutting edge dental techniques in the world – i can see how this might be quite cold for a medical nurse but for a dental nurse getting the robot to mix the materials for you, fetch the correct tools, etc, then take the tools to be sterilised – absolutely awesome – i’ll be watching this space!!!

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