Remote Robotics


Being exposed to X-rays on a daily basis can be harmful for health care workers. Developing a remote-controlled robot that could take the X-rays is one way to reduce human exposure. Eindhoven University of Technology is coordinating a project called Remote Robotics which is doing just that. Robots are designed for use in hospitals (curative medicine) and in homecare (care-based services). With a few alterations, the robot will be able to perform multiple tasks. Marketing the robots as cheaply as possible will be key. In about seven years, the first affordable robot is expected to roll off the assembly line.

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