US Authorities Approve Robot Doctors

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]

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