From The Daily Mail:
A nursing robot built in the shape of a friendly bear is being trialled for use in Japanese hospitals.
Named RIBA, short for Robot for Interactive Body Assistance, the bot was designed to aid medical staff by lifting patients in and out of beds.
The 400lb robot has spongy arms with a number of sensors to help carry the patient smoothly from chair to bed. The designers say it is able to respond to simple spoken commands and recognise co-workers.
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