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Journal Article
Review

Views of nurses and other health and social care workers on the use of assistive humanoid and animal-like robots in health and social care: a scoping review.

Papadopoulos I, Koulouglioti C, Ali S. Contemporary nurse. 2018;54:425-442.

Robotics are increasingly used to assist in both complicated and routine activities in health care. Although safety hazards associated with robotic technologies have been explored in surgery, risks related to purely assistive devices is understudied. This review highlights clinician perspectives regarding assistive robots in health care and highlights infection control and reliability issues as concerns associated with their use.