How a robot that looks like R2D2 could clean up wards

Daily Mail Reporter
May 2013
Daily Mail;5/20/2013, p27
AN army of robots resembling Star Wars' R2D2 could soon be 'patrolling' Scotland's wards in a high-tech bid to beat hospital superbugs.


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