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Meet Rudy, the world's first “robodoc”

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 26 August 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:474
  1. Roger Dobson
  1. Abergavenny

    The University of California Davis Medical Center has begun testing a 1.68 m tall robot, Rudy, as a way of allowing physicians to check and interact with their hospital patients after surgery without the need for the doctor to be there in person. Rudy is the key player in the centre's clinical trial.

    From his office or home, urologist Lars Ellison can …

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