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‘HAL’ The Robot Boy Cries, Bleeds, And Is Capable Of Expressing Pain
By Mikelle Leow, 07 Sep 2018
Video screenshot via Gaumard
Shakespeare’s famous line from The Merchant of Venice, “If you prick us, do we not bleed?” might have only been applicable to humans and other sentient beings over the past centuries, but all that could soon change.
Following ‘Ibuki’ the creepy, incredibly lifelike child robot, health care gadget maker Gaumard has introduced ‘HAL’, a pediatric simulator that aims to help medical students deal with real-life encounters without human volunteers.
Built to resemble a five-year-old boy, ‘HAL’ is able to respond to a series of questions, cry, perform a range of emotions, bleed, follow your finger with its eyes, and more.
Ask it to evaluate its pain level, and it could give a rating of, “An eight.”
‘HAL’, which has a pulse, can also go into cardiac arrest and is able to have its blood sugar, blood oxygen, and carbon dioxide levels measured.
In spite of all these feats, the inventors of the robot made sure not to make ‘HAL’ look too lifelike, lest it freaks students out. It’s not like meeting a bleeding android with a heartbeat isn’t terrifying already.
[via INSIDER, video and cover image via Gaumard]
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