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Robot Nursing Bear

The Alafista blog reports that this is a nursing-care robot called “RIBA (Robot for Interactive Body Assistance)— More info….
robo nurse japan

Japan prefers robots for its increasinly packed nursing homes, which are already understaffed, because Japan refuses even the thought of having foreign nurses provide care (although the Philippines offers a willing and plentiful supply of nurses).

Also refer the previous 3Yen reports on nursing care bots:
. . World’s most cumbersome wheelchair (3Yen | 2009-08-31)
. . Stroke my soft machine (3Yen | 2006-03-01) See left.

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    2010/12/06 | Viceland Today
    When I used to work for a medical website putting weird and depressing stuff online all day I saw some press releases for some bizarre shit. I don’t see that stuff on a daily basis anymore, but every now and then I’ll get a stray email notifying me of the next big thing in the medical biz. Over the weekend I got one for a thing called RIBA the Robot Nurse Bear. Even by Japan’s standards this thing is creepy.

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