Researchers at Johns Hopkins Hospital are testing a robot that could help patients connect with their doctors—remotely. Via an Interlink link, doctors can control the robot's movements, seeing and hearing exactly what's going on, patients see an image of the doctor on a computer display mounted to the robot. The manufacturer, InTouch Health, says the robot will augment interactions between patients.
The Beam Store from Suitable Technologies is managed by remote workers from places as diverse as New York and Sydney, Australia. Employees attend to store visitors through Beam Smart Presence Systems (SPSs) from the company. The systems combine mobility and video conferencing and allow people to communicate directly from a remote location via a screen as well as move around as if they are actually in the room.
An MIT research team has invented what they see as a solution to the need for biodegradable 3D-printable materials made from something besides petroleum-based sources: a water-based robotic additive extrusion method that makes objects from biodegradable hydrogel composites.
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