November 30, 2007 / Posted by: Michael K
The Japanese have done it again! They have invented a robot that will keep me up at night. This robot was invented for dentists to test pain on a real human. The "simulator humanoid" alerts dentists and students when they become uncomfortable. The robot even says "Ow, that hurts" when it gets too rough.
A dentist that helped create the robot said, "Our aim is to train dentists to worry about whether patients are comfortable, and not just focus on technical expertise."
Oh come on. You and I know very well they ain't using this shit to test "sensitivity in the mouth." Well, they are testing sensitivity in the mouth, but in a totally different way. I just would love to be the janitor that walks in on a student "testing the sensitivity" of his robot's mouth. I hope the robot swallows.
And you just know one day the robot is going to open its eyes, grab their dentist and say "it really hurt that time."