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Doctors prepare for life-and-death situations with robot

Posted at 7:55 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-17 22:55:50-04

Las Vegas valley doctors are learning how to treat patients while being in life and death situations, like an active shooter or a natural disaster.

It's all because of a robot named Hal, which simulates every type of ailment a patient can receive in those situations. Hal the Robot blinks, talks, has seizures, breathes and even bleeds.

The makers of the robot say it was made in order to teach doctors new techniques during dangerous situations.

"What Hal's designed to do is in training of nurses, physicians or first responders so they are training on a simulated patient before they get to a real patient," said James Archetto, vice president of corporate planning for Gaumard Scientific.

The doctors get to work with Hal the Robot through Tuesday at the Annual Meeting of the American College of Emergency Physicians, located at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.