Teddy Bears! Robots! Nurses!

Regular readers will know there are few things I enjoy more than conflation of nurses with either robots or teddy bears because, as you know, nothing symbolizes nursing like mindless automatons or the simpering cheerful banality of stuffed animals.

So can it get any better than a “nurse” robot that looks like a teddy bear?

Probably not.

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  1. #1 by fuzzy on Wednesday 04 August 2010 - 1515

    62 Kilos? Wouldn’t work here…..

    • #2 by torontoemerg on Wednesday 04 August 2010 - 2207

      Oh, don’t worry, will soon have the jumbo teddy bear robonurses, for large patients. Maybe more of a grizzly than a black bear.

  2. #3 by Noni Mausa on Thursday 05 August 2010 - 0820

    Despite the repellent cutesy face, I actually like the idea of lifting and rolling tasks being done by a anthropomorphic forklift of some sort. Too many of my nursing friends have suffered back strain and disability, (2 permanently disabled friends suffered this.) Of course the thing is hardly a warm human presence, but that’s what (non-disabled) nurses are for.

    Noni

  3. #4 by wilomis on Thursday 05 August 2010 - 1809

    Ever since the SIM mannequins here at school started responding to my questions and produced breath sounds and heart beats I have stopped trusting them and have tried to keep a close eye on them. Attention fellow readers you have been warned about the upcoming robotic uprising!!! I imagine this would terrify an elderly person. The video says the robot has a pretty face, but I refute by asking, “Why would the Japanese develop such a terrifying creation to assist the elderly?” Robots for the most part are terrifying (except Johnny-5 from Short Circuit and Wall-E), but the teddy bear has officially given me nightmares!!!!

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