Robot developed to detect skin cancers

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a semi-autonomous robot that can take different types of measurements from human skin in an effort to diagnose certain types of cancer.

Fitted with suction cups to help it move, the prototype can be fitted with a dermatoscope to help look for signs of abnormalities, including skin cancer, something normally done manually by a doctor.

Designed to use exchangeable sensing modules, the robot can also measure heart rate and muscle activity.

you can watch a video of the robot here

Robert Hay