Noelle the Pregnant Robot.

Gaumard Scientific Co.'s $20,000 "pregnant" robot is used to train doctors and nurses deal with complications of pregnancy:

The full-sized, blond, pale mannequin is in demand because medicine is rapidly abandoning centuries-old training methods that use patients as guinea pigs, turning instead to high-tech simulations. It's better to make a mistake on a $20,000 robot than a live patient. ...

She can be programmed for a variety of complications and for cervix dilation. She can labor for hours and produce a breach baby or unexpectedly give birth in a matter of minutes.

She ultimately delivers a plastic doll that can change colors, from a healthy pink glow to the deadly blue of oxygen deficiency. The baby mannequin is wired to flash vital signs when hooked up to monitors.

http://www.livescience.com/technology/060415_robo_mom.html

Another picture from The Raw Feed and Random Good Stuff (Thanks, Vincente!)


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leeshan,

disgusting you say?
just remember where you came from...
the first carpet you munched was your mothers, unless you were born in a vat full of amniotic fluid...
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