The Curse of the Were-Robot

Hands up who thinks it is a good idea to pay $6000 each for a videoconferencing system on wheels and then expect parents of young children to let it roam about their home under the control of a doctor or a technician? Someone at the Children’s Hospital in Boston did… Our patients’ stories: using medical robots at home. Hospital blog.

ADDENDUM: “Last month, InTouch, which makes in-hospital robots, filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Vgo Communications, claiming the New Hampshire company was improperly using two of its patented technologies dealing with remote controls and front-end cameras.” After surgery, a robot may be at your side (read both pages).