sex: July 2011 Archives
Japanese boffins have created a robot to help train dentists by flinching and gagging just like a real patient as they are poked and drilled.
But that's not the good bit… the researchers enlisted the help of sex doll makers to perfect the doll's uber-realistic tongue and mouth.
Robotic experts at Japan's Showa University say the "Showa Hanako 2" medical automaton will be used to help train would-be dentists and can sneeze, cough and react to 'pain'.
She even features voice recognition technology to ensure dentists are capable of engaging in conversation while working and reports back on their performance via a computer link… so don't try anything funny.