Robot nurses could be in hospitals in 3 years

A guide robot in a Japanese hospital. EU...
The EU robots could be similar to this Japanese guide robot
used in its hospitals.

Scotsman on the IWARD project, a European Union-funded initiative to create a three-robot prototype system by 2010.

The mechanised “angels” will perform basic tasks such as mopping up spillages, taking messages and guiding visitors to hospital beds.  They could also be used to distribute medicines and even monitor the temperature of patients remotely with laser thermometers.


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