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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:32 AM
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Humanoid robot teaches dentists to feel people's pain. Knows if a feel was copped.
Edited on Wed Nov-28-07 11:33 AM by ohiosmith


TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's future dentists may soon be able to better appreciate patients' pain by training on a humanoid robot that can mumble "ouch" when the drill hits a nerve.

The robot, resembling an attractive young woman with long black hair and a pink sweater, also can listen to instructions and react to pain by moving her eyes or hands.

A group of robot and computer makers presented the high-tech dental patient in Tokyo at the 2007 International Robot Exhibition, a four-day technology showcase that opened Wednesday.

The medical simulation robot, named "Simroid," is designed to be used for clinical training at dental schools, said Tatsuo Matsuzaki, an official at robot maker Kokoro Company Ltd., which developed the body and control system.

more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20071128/ts_afp/lifestyleja...
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 11:49 AM
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1. That's a robot? wow!
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Parche Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:33 PM
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2. I Robot










"Out of every disaster, a little progress is made. Man will build more robots, and learn how to make them better. And, given enough time, he may learn how to do the same for himself."

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AllegroRondo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:35 PM
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3. how much for one of those?
I may get one, just for, um, dental study....
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ohiosmith Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:50 PM
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4. $9.99 with several wardrobe options. Give me your credit number and I will arrange for the shipping
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Tommy_Carcetti Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:52 PM
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5. Oh, those Japanese and their robots....
But can the robots feel love?

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underpants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 12:54 PM
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6. Not the supervising who took one of my teeth out 6 years ago
That shedevil was ruthless
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IntravenousDemilo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Nov-28-07 01:02 PM
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7. I, for one, welcome our new humanoid robot overlords.
If they're nasty, though, I may have to get insured against them.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=X0GGfJVOlI0&feature=related
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