Simroid, dubbed “Pain Girl”, is a 5 foot 3 inch robot designed by Dr. Naotake of Shibui of the Nippon Dental University in Tokyo to help new dental trainees to be more ‘gentle’ with their patients. The robot is able to express pain through the sensors in her mouth, capable of communicating with her dentist through speech, facial expressions, and body movements. Simroid even has sensors embedded in her chest which informs the teachers in the event a student molests her. Simroid, based off of a 28-year old model, was invented as a training tool to train new recruits on how to be more sensitive to their patients. It turns out, dentists are more rough on men than on women patients.
Unfortunately, I don’t understand Japanese, but it looks like “Pain Girl” can also be manually controlled by computer, by using a special software and a click of the mouse.
Via: Pink Tentacle