Robot doctors are starting to make rounds in the UK

“The Remote Presence Robots being used at St Mary’s, dubbed ‘Sister Mary’, are aimed at helping doctors see and treat patients when they cannot physically be there.

The doctor uses a joystick to control the robot and can view the patient, their records and any test results from afar.

The patient sees the doctor’s image on the robot’s face and they can have a two-way conversation with their physician.”

It proves how useless the physical exam is becoming. Why do you need to listen to the heart when you can just view a patient on screen and remotely order an echo?