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Ivan Kirigin's views on Robotics & Culture: future. perfect. progress.

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


Katrina will probably make people desire more self-sufficiency. A bot like this that does CPR would help. I would imagine adding a touch screen and mobility would allow for a home health care bot, first used for the elderly. It could remind you to take your pills, contain an expert system to ask about possible drug combinations (e.g. "can I take aspirin with my heart medication?"), and save your life by performing CPR or defibrillation.

Generally, I'm surprised the first step hasn't been achieved, e.g. MS Doctor, a cheap expert medical system with a simple interface. Add froogle and a recommendation system, and I would have liked to ask it questions like "Do omega-3 fatty acids work, and what is the best place to get them?", or "Describe the most recommended LASIC procedures in my area".


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