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Medical robot lets off-site doctors beam in quickly to diagnose patients
Sacramento Bee

On any given day inside Mercy San Juan Medical Center’s neuro-intensive care unit, a 5-foot-6-inch-tall robot with a computer screen can be seen roaming the halls.

The robot, named RP-VITA (Remote Presence Virtual Independent Telemedicine Assistant), is equipped with videoconferencing capabilities so doctors can beam in when there is an emergency.

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