Cody, the robot nurse, is an assistive care robot that gives sponge baths to patients. It was developed by a team led by Dr. Charles Kemp, the principal investigator for the Healthcare Robotics Laboratory at the Georgia Institute of Technology. The Robot Nurse Cody is partially human controlled, and is outfitted with a camera and laser attachment so it can tell precisely what body part it’s being instructed to clean. Once the area of skin is identified via its camera and laser range finder, it simply goes to work, using the cloth outfitted to its robotic hand. Cody has compliant arms and a specialized “bath mitt” attached to one of them, which it applies to the patient’s body using a gentle wiping motion.

2010 — Nurse Cody