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New Technology Gets To the Bottom of Telemedicine Training: The Robotic Butt

December 2, 2013 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by Glen Tickle / Geek O System

The butt has a name, and his name is Patrick.

This photograph is... striking. It's easy to make a quick joke about like, "Hey! Check out the latest Wii U accessory!" but we took it a few steps further. We've tracked down Benjamin Lok, a doctor who worked on the project to ask him exactly what's going on in the photo, and his answers were fascinating.

We went down the single weirdest Google search rabbit hole we've ever been a part of, but at the end of it we found Dr. Benjamin Lok. He worked on the prostate exam simulator in the photo. Obviously -- because someone has his hand in a robot butt -- we had some questions.

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