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Now, robot nurse to give patients sponge baths!

November 14, 2010 - Washington

Scientists have developed a robot that can help patients maintain personal hygiene without the need for a human nurse.

Researchers at the Georgia Tech's Healthcare Robotics Lab have developed the robo-nurse, named Cody, reports Live Science.

Cody has demonstrated its ability to clean a human patient's arms and legs.

It has limbs with reduced stiffness in case of accidental bumping, and is designed to exert a very low amount of pressure while sponging down a patient. There's also a stop button ready for humans to press just in case.

The robot nurse joins a line of serious bots that can do everything from robotic surgery to folding your laundry.


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