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SurfCT Launches of Surf Robotics – bringing Artificial Intelligence & Robotics to Dentistry

From Digital Journal:

At various dental offices throughout the world where Pepper is being deployed by Surf Robotics and welcomed as a dental team member, the nearly four-foot tall robot – with green and blue eyes that has a computer tablet connected to its stomach – waits at the front desk to greet patients. Pepper checks patients in, gets their charts ready and makes them feel comfortable while they wait for appointments.

Source: SurfCT Kicks off 2019 With Launch of Surf Robotics – a new robotic dental company bringing Artificial Intelligence & Robotics to Dentistry – Press Release – Digital Journal

I put this in both the “Future Tech” and the “Just for Fun” categories. As it is presented Pepper is mostly a cute novelty and not really a replacement for a person at the front desk. On the other hand I expect we will soon be seeing front desk kiosk type arrangements in place of a receptionist. The business administrators will be free to administer rather than greet.

Follow the link for the full press release.