University of Arizona medical students help robot give birth to baby robot

September 10, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: Phoenix New Times] – What’s crazier than a screaming woman in labor? A screaming robot woman in labor.

It sounds like a joke, but it’s not. The University of Arizona Medical Center is the proud owner of their very own pregnant robot-mannequin lady. Named Noelle, she grunts, screams, yells at the doctors, pees, bleeds — and yes, even gives birth (to a cute little robot baby named Hal).

The trio are the newest in robotic technology designed to help train medical students in labor and delivery so they don’t have to train on real people.

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