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FDA gives green light to RP-VITA hospital robot (w/video)

Photo: RP-Vida – new robot, developed by In Touch Health in partnership with iRobot to build “the world’s most advanced and easy-to-use remote presence robot.” SOURCE In Touch Health

An important report to be added to our “Robots Replacing Humans” research archive.  You medical workers out there should pay particular attention  to this one. . . EDITOR

from PhysOrg January 25, 2013 by Nancy Owano.

(Phys.org)—The FDA has approved RP-VITA from iRobot and InTouch Health. This is an autonomous medical robot which will be able to make its rounds of hospital corridors in the U.S. within the next few months. The RP-VITA robot, to cost hospitals between $4,000 and $6,000 a month to operate, has the distinction of being an autonomous moving, telepresence robot that can allow doctors remotely to interact with their hospital patients. . . . Read Complete Report

from youtube uploaded by GerbilGod7 on Jul 24, 2012

And then there’s that: Drought makes green marijuana crops more visible for police

from U.S.News


By Vignesh Ramachandran

Police in Indiana say they’re finding an unexpected benefit to the drought baking the American Midwest: Marijuana crops are easier to find.

Many of the cornfields across the state’s parched lands are dry and brown, making the distinctive green marijuana crops stand out “like a sore thumb,” according to State Police Sgt. Jerry Goodin.

The State Police on Tuesday cut down 30 newly flowering marijuana plants, The Courier-Journal in Kentucky reported. If allowed to fully mature, these plants would be worth over $30,000, according to The Courier-Journal. Possessing or growing marijuana in Indiana is illegal, Goodin said, and so far in 2012, nearly 30,000 plants have been cut across the state. . . . Read Complete Report