Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wishing for Robots

Patricia Wilson of Make a Wish Foundation
writes, "I wanted to
share an incredible story about one of our wish kids who is using his
wish to help other sick children - via a robot!!"
Jericho Rajninger,
a seven year old leukemia patient, wished for a robot that could
"deliver cheer and medication to other young patients at the UCSF
Children's Hospital. Aethon donated
one their TUG
autonomous mobile robots which are already in widespread use in
hospitals. Jericho had futher stipulated that his robot should be cool,
so Gensler and Daedalus Excel assisted by giving the robot the
appearance of a old-style train engine and the voice
of Don LaFontaine (MP3 format). The resulting robot is named J.R.
For more details, see the UCSF new
release or read on for the Make a Wish Foundation news release.


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