'Nursebot' lends a helping, er, hand
Takes temperature through laser, thermal technologies
Japan may have robots that canand tend to , 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.