The Federal Drug Administration in the US has approved the first robot doctor, a machine created by iRobot, the same company that made your Roomba. It's called the RP-VITA and it's awesome.
Check it out in the picture. It's basically a big screen with an iPad interface that lets a doctor examine a patient remotely, as long as the doc has all the information he or she needs. But RP-VITA is not just for basic checkups.
Apparently it works in pre-op and post-op, as well as during surgery itself, and in a variety of categories from psychology, to neurology, to cardiology and so on. How cool is that? [BusinessWire]