New robot will connect doctors, patients
Military and consumer robot manufacturer iRobot Corp. will unveil its first product intended for the health care industry on Tuesday, as it diversifies its product line in preparation for looming defense cuts. The 5-foot-4-inch, 140-pound "telemedicine" robot will be produced in partnership with InTouch Health of Santa Barbara, Calif., a maker of in-hospital robots, and is designed to help patients with time-sensitive health emergencies get rapid treatment from specialists -- especially at night, when staff levels are lower, the company said. Read the full story
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