Navy Wants Doc-Bots, Robo-Ambulances

From: Danger Room

The Office of Naval Research recently announced that it’s looking to build a prototype medical robot it calls the Autonomous Critical Care System. ACCS’ first job would be monitoring critical patients’ vital signs. Eventually, though, the Navy wants its bot to provide fluid, drugs, anaesthesia, suction, oxygen and help regulate a patient’s temperature. more

Right: U.S. Air Force Pararescuemen provide medical treatment to a simulated survivor during military operations in urban terrain training in exercise Angel Thunder in Playas, N.M., on July 13, 2007. Angel Thunder is a combat search and rescue exercise designed to provide realistic training to test response capabilities and examine the integration of all Air Force assets in mission planning procedures and mission execution. These pararescuemen are attached to the 58th Rescue Squadron out of Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. DoD photo by Senior Airman Christina D. Ponte, U.S. Air Force.


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