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.
Sciaky, provider of electron-beam additive manufacturing (EBAM) services, will start selling these machines commercially in September. The company has used its EBAM 3D printing technology for making very large, high-value, metal prototypes and production parts for aerospace and defense OEMs.
At this year’s Google I/O, the spotlight was pointed on gender inequality in the high-tech industry. Google has established a new initiative that it hopes will even out the playing field, Made w/Code. Part of this initiative will fund free online courses in basic coding.
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