Monday, July 12, 2010

Rosie The Robot Breaks Ground For Medical Services In Canada's North

Rosie the Robot is officially helping take care of patients in Nain.

The remote control robot had her unveiling last week at a press conference at the Nain Clinic.

Dr. Ivar Mendez, Chairman of Halifax’s Brain Repair Centre, ran the press conference.

The star of the show of course was Rosie, who was operated by Dr. Michael Jong in Happy-Valley Goose Bay by remote control.

Interestingly, Rosie was named after the robot maid in The Jetsons cartoon.

She has a computer screen mounted on top which allows two way audio and video communication between medical staff and patients.

According to Dr. Mendez, the 250 thousand dollar robot is the first of her kind in the North.

Rosie has been helping medical staff and patients communicate in Nain for about six months.

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