Letters Sci-fi medicine: an odyssey

R U R—Really Useful Robots

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b4644 (Published 10 November 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b4644
  1. Woody Caan, professor of public health1
  1. 1Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge CB1 1PT
  1. woody.caan{at}anglia.ac.uk

    In Karel Capek’s play R U R (Rossum’s Universal Robots) the lifelike robots derive from rozum (reason), although in the end they also develop compassion. Within the operating theatre, I am glad that both Darzi and Cobb recognise the …

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