Robot nurses straight from ‘Star Wars’

ENGINEERS at the University of Warwick are helping to design ‘R2D2’-type robo nurses which could be in hospitals by 2020. i-WARD is the name of the £2.6 million collaborative EU funded three-year project.

It stands for Intelligent Robot Swarm for Attendance, Recognition, Cleaning and Delivery.

Collaborator Simon Thiel, of Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering in Stuttgart, Germany, said: “We are all big Star Wars fans.”

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From the Coventry Telegraph