Robot projects physician's face and voice, travels where needed

A decidedly non-high-tech-looking robot with a flat-screen head and a voice box is intriguing at least a few physicians in Canada. The robot, controlled remotely via a joystick by a physician specialist, is designed to move in any environment in the world and project the specialist's face and voice to colleagues and patients. The technology is said to have huge potential for dealing with wounded patients in remote areas such as Afghanistan, where specialists are in short supply.

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