'Nursebot' lends a helping, er, hand

Takes temperature through laser, thermal technologies

Techie Diva

Japan may have robots that can clean and tend to hospital patients , but German scientists are working on a model that can do both.

In addition to mopping floors, the "Nursebot" can reportedly take a patient's temperature with laser beams and thermal camera imaging. And, as Technie Diva says, "this means no more rectal temperature-taking treatment for you."

The Nursebot is scheduled for 2010, but we're looking for ways to donate contributions to speed its release.

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