A model robot developed by Japan scientists for dental students to provide them a realistic opportunity and supply experience on dentistry.
Showa Hanako 2, model robot has been developed in Showa University in Tokyo. Patient robot's face covered with silicon and its muscles work with air pressure.
Hanako 2 give reflections to command and it can open its mouth and blink its eyes. Robot also warns the students when it feels sense of pain at the time of the operation.
Like a real patient 'Showa Hanako 2', afraid of sudden action, sneezing, yawning, coughing and can open and close its mouth.
Epidermis of his mouth was developed one of Japan leading industry organization Orient. By means of the epidermis tissue of Showa Hanako 2, dentist candidate gain very important experiences.
Koutaro Maki, a Professor in Dentistry in Showa University said that if they was not developed such a real robot their students would not have gained good experience. Showa Hanako 2 will be marketed at the end of 2011.
Cihan news agency