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[16 Jul 2013 | No Comment | ]
Robot lets Doctors Take Emergency Ultrasounds from Miles Away

Internal bleeding is one of the most serious injuries caused by blunt trauma, as in the case of a car accident. If severe causes are left undetected it could lead to death. Luckily modern medicine has methods of detecting and treating such injuries. For example FAST: the use of an ultrasound to detect ruptures in blood passages. However this procedure can usually only be performed at an hospital. Enter FASTele, an ultrasound robot that can be strapped on the chest of a victim and controlled by a doctor from a …

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[15 May 2011 | No Comment | ]
Never Mind the Huge Floating Head, that’s My Boss [Video]

Telepresence is kinda like teleconferencing with a major upgrade. It gives the user not only the ability to have a video conversation with people thousands of miles away but also makes it possible explore and interact the environment. We’ve been seeing quite a few telepresence robots these days, even class room teachers that hope to change the language education system in Korea.
But one problem cited with telepresence bots is the issue of mobility. It can be difficult to pilot a robot around obstacles, up and down stairs or in a …

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[5 Jan 2011 | 7 Comments | ]
Robots to Replace Native English Teachers

EngKey (English Jockey) robots started the year in 21 schools in South Korea. This is a part of an ambitious program which hopes to “ be able to replace native English speakers in 3 to 5 years.” The current English education system employs over 30,000 teachers from native English speaking countries such as the US, the UK, Australia and others. The problem according to the South Korean government is that it’s too expensive to hire these teachers and it’s often difficult to find teachers for rural areas. Some may speculate …