Simroid: The retarded dentist-training robot (Video)

Here’s Simroid, a new robotic dental patient designed to act as a training tool for dentists. Not only can this robot follow vocal instructions, but it can also react in a human way to certain situations. So if the dentist in training pokes Simroid a bit too deep in the gums, the robot can respond with an “Ouch!” or a hand gesture. It also apparently has the reflex to gag if anything falls down in its throat.

And yes, I know, the thing really looks retarded. I’m sure I’d have trouble working on it while staying serious. With a mouth like this, the robot really looks like it would be better suited to… Ok, you can forget what I just said… I certainly wouldn’t want to be perceived as a pervert by our audience!

Speaking of perverts, I can’t help but wonder about the implications that a robot like this one—developed in the interest of science—might have on other industries.

It seems a logical evolution of robotics to extend into the adult entertainment industry. In essence, what we are seeing here could be the prototype for the blow up dolls of the future: dolls driven by voice commands and responsive to physical touch.

Not that I’m into that, or anything…

:)

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17 Responses to Simroid: The retarded dentist-training robot (Video)

  1. I think for the amount of money it took to make this, they could have hired someone to sit in a chair and let a dentist student stab them in the gums.

  2. I think for the amount of money it took to make this, they could have hired someone to sit in a chair and let a dentist student stab them in the gums.

  3. Here where I live you can get free dental care if you go to the university. The dentists in training will do it for free :) Sort of like having a robot patient.

  4. Here where I live you can get free dental care if you go to the university. The dentists in training will do it for free :) Sort of like having a robot patient.