Panasonic has created an aggressively pleasant Dalek-nurse to whir silently between hospital beds, smile, and drop off medications and meals to patients. Japan and other countries have already given the wifi-camera-sensor driven bot proper certification to chip in with menial hospital duties.

While good bedside manor is definitely appreciated by anyone stuck in a hospital for more than a few hours, something about the over-the-top grin on Hospi-R, the pink robo-servant, just seems a little off. Thankfully Hospi-R seems to lack arms, teeth, or articulated needle jabbers that might make the prospect of it wheeling into your room late at night extra scary.

[The Verge]