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Japanese Simroid Responds to Pain

By: Nisara - Published: Dec 2, 2007 • References: pinktentacle
Simroid, a robotic dental patient, was unveiled at the 2007 International Robot Exhibition in Tokyo, Japan.

The faux patient has a realistic human appearance, Simroid actually looks like an attractive young woman with long black hair.

The robot also can listen and follow instructions. Developed by Kokoro Company Ltd., this humanoid robot had been created to be a training tool for dentists. With numerous sensors in its mouth, it can say "it hurts" or "ouch" when it feels pain or uncomfortable from the dental drill, or even moving the eyes or hands.