Sunday, September 27, 2009

iRobot's battlefield medical robot

iRobot PackBot Bloodhound

We mentioned iRobot's PackBot battlefield robot the other day, but we hadn't known that they were working on a version called the Bloodhound, a semi-autonomous robot designed to dispense medical assistance to wounded soldiers during battle. Lest you think that the Bloodhound will be roving about on its own looking for soldiers to inject epinephrine into and wrap bandages around, they're actually going to be dispatched to wounded soldiers via GPS and then remotely controlled via medics (who could be anywhere in the world) to apply treatment.

[Thanks, Marc]

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