Robots that take care of our frail, aging bodies look more likely now that one has demonstrated its ability to clean a human patient's arms and legs.
The robo-nurse, named Cody, has limbs with reduced stiffness in case of accidental bumping, and is designed to exert a very low amount of pressure while sponging down a patient. There's also a stop button ready for humans to press just in case.
The robot nurse joins a line of serious bots that can do everything from robotic surgery to folding your laundry. On the battlefield, soldiers love their robots that dismantle roadside bombs or act as tireless hunter-predator drones in the sky.