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12th Sep '17 12:02:38 AM BURGINABC
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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} games do this with the Healing Machine in Pokemon Centers. There are even stand-alone consoles in ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]''.

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* The Franchise/{{Pokemon}} games do this with the Healing Machine in Pokemon Centers. There are even stand-alone consoles in In ''[[VideoGame/PokemonColosseum Colosseum]]'' and ''[[VideoGame/PokemonXDGaleOfDarkness XD]]''.XD]]'', there are even self-service versions that you don't need a nurse to operate for you.
20th Aug '17 5:36:44 AM thatother1dude
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** In ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'', Caesar heads up the Legion, an explicitly technophobic group of tribes and gangs, not using anything more advanced than basic rifles, a motorized grinding wheel, and at least one [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]. If you actually get into Caesar's tent, he [[StrawHypocrite has an autodoc mounted to the foot of his bed]].
** In the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC "Dead Money", you find Christine trapped inside one modified to perform surgery on her vocal chords to make her sound like someone else. Several other Auto-Docs scattered around the Sierra Madre, and since you're stuck inside, hardcore players will be relying on them for health, limb repair, and relief of hunger, thirst, and exhaustion.
** In New Vegas's Old World Blues DLC, the Courier gets an Auto Doc that has a personality and is the best physician in game, able to add implants, replace organs, give psychological evaluations (and by extension of that feature CURE NEARSIGHTEDNESS for [[BlindWithoutEm Four Eye'd]] players), standard check ups, perform plastic surgery and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers give haircuts]]. If he's left on, with a good Courier he finds a way to turn off the Y-17 Trauma Harnesses, freeing the corpses trapped inside several years after the game ends.

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** In ''[[VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas New Vegas]]'', Caesar heads up the Legion, an explicitly technophobic group of tribes and gangs, not using anything more advanced than basic rifles, a motorized grinding wheel, and at least one [[ChainsawGood chainsaw]]. If you actually get into Caesar's tent, he [[StrawHypocrite [[{{Hypocrite}} has an autodoc mounted to the foot of his bed]].
bed]]. [[spoiler:If you take his questline, fixing it is one of the ways to treat his illness.]]
** In the ''VideoGame/FalloutNewVegas'' DLC "Dead Money", you find Christine trapped inside one modified to perform surgery on her vocal chords to make her sound like someone else. Several other Auto-Docs scattered around the Sierra Madre, and since you're stuck inside, inside without any doctors, hardcore players will be relying on them for health, limb repair, and relief of hunger, thirst, and exhaustion.
** In New Vegas's Old World Blues DLC, the Courier gets an Auto Doc that has a personality and is the best physician in game, able to add implants, replace organs, give psychological evaluations (and by extension of that feature CURE NEARSIGHTEDNESS for [[BlindWithoutEm Four Eye'd]] players), standard check ups, perform plastic surgery and [[TheLastOfTheseIsNotLikeTheOthers give haircuts]]. If he's left on, with a good Courier he finds a way to turn off the Y-17 Trauma Harnesses, freeing the corpses trapped inside inside, several years after the game ends.
17th Aug '17 5:10:56 PM JackG
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* ''Series/BlakesSeven''. In "Volcano", Avon gets a futuristic splint put on his arm that apparently heals the broken bone as well.
5th Aug '17 2:25:39 AM Panzerkatzen
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the My First Infirmary in your house, which could heal everything short of addiction. It also has a Mr. Handy and Mr. Gutsy robots standing in for doctors, though they prove to be incompetent autodocs. Mr. Handy is a general purpose servant and maintenance robot complete with a grabber, a buzz saw, a blowtorch, and a butler-y posh British accent. Mr. Gutsy is a US Army variant, though he keeps the grabber, he trades the blowtorch for a military grade flamethrower, the buzz saw for a light plasma weapon, and the butler voice for a DrillSergeantNasty voice. Andy is a Mr. Handy that attempts to treat a sprained toe by amputating the wrong leg, and Sawbones is a Mr. Gutsy programmed with extensive medical knowledge, [[AIIsACrapshoot but not programmed to use it]]. Upon asking him for medical attention, [[Sadist he prefers to hurt you instead]] unless you fix the bug allowing him to do that and making him into an excellent doctor, although he's very unhappy about that.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the My First Infirmary in your house, which could heal everything short of addiction. It also has a Mr. Handy and Mr. Gutsy robots standing in for doctors, though they prove to be incompetent autodocs. Mr. Handy is a general purpose servant and maintenance robot complete with a grabber, a buzz saw, a blowtorch, and a butler-y posh British accent. Mr. Gutsy is a US Army variant, though he keeps the grabber, he trades the blowtorch for a military grade flamethrower, the buzz saw for a light plasma weapon, and the butler voice for a DrillSergeantNasty voice. Andy is a Mr. Handy that attempts to treat a sprained toe by amputating the wrong leg, and Sawbones is a Mr. Gutsy programmed with extensive medical knowledge, [[AIIsACrapshoot but not programmed to use it]]. Upon asking him for medical attention, [[Sadist he prefers to hurt you instead]] instead unless you fix the bug allowing him to do that and making him into an excellent doctor, although he's very unhappy about that.
5th Aug '17 2:24:01 AM Panzerkatzen
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the My First Infirmary in your house, which could heal everything short of addiction. It also has a Mr. Handy and Mr. Gutsy robots standing in for doctors, though they prove to be incompetent autodocs. Mr. Handy is a general purpose servant and maintenance robot complete with a grabber, a buzz saw, a blowtorch, and a butler-y posh British accent. Mr. Gutsy is a US Army variant, though he keeps the grabber, he trades the blowtorch for a military grade flamethrower, the buzz saw for a light plasma weapon, and the butler voice for a [[DrillSergeantNasty]] voice. Andy is a Mr. Handy that attempts to treat a sprained toe by amputating the wrong leg, and Sawbones is a Mr. Gutsy programmed with extensive medical knowledge, [[AIIsACrapshoot but not programmed to use it]]. Upon asking him for medical attention, [[Sadist he prefers to hurt you instead]] unless you fix the bug allowing him to do that and making him into an excellent doctor, although he's very unhappy about that.

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the My First Infirmary in your house, which could heal everything short of addiction. It also has a Mr. Handy and Mr. Gutsy robots standing in for doctors, though they prove to be incompetent autodocs. Mr. Handy is a general purpose servant and maintenance robot complete with a grabber, a buzz saw, a blowtorch, and a butler-y posh British accent. Mr. Gutsy is a US Army variant, though he keeps the grabber, he trades the blowtorch for a military grade flamethrower, the buzz saw for a light plasma weapon, and the butler voice for a [[DrillSergeantNasty]] DrillSergeantNasty voice. Andy is a Mr. Handy that attempts to treat a sprained toe by amputating the wrong leg, and Sawbones is a Mr. Gutsy programmed with extensive medical knowledge, [[AIIsACrapshoot but not programmed to use it]]. Upon asking him for medical attention, [[Sadist he prefers to hurt you instead]] unless you fix the bug allowing him to do that and making him into an excellent doctor, although he's very unhappy about that.
5th Aug '17 2:22:59 AM Panzerkatzen
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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the My First Infirmary in your house, which could heal everything short of addiction. It also has a Mr. Handy and Mr. Gutsy standing in for autodocs. These are military robots forced into positions they are neither equipped or trained for. Andy treats a sprained toe by amputating the wrong leg, and Sawbones wants to inflict damage instead (though he at least can be modified to provide proper care).

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** ''VideoGame/{{Fallout 3}}'' has the My First Infirmary in your house, which could heal everything short of addiction. It also has a Mr. Handy and Mr. Gutsy robots standing in for doctors, though they prove to be incompetent autodocs. These are Mr. Handy is a general purpose servant and maintenance robot complete with a grabber, a buzz saw, a blowtorch, and a butler-y posh British accent. Mr. Gutsy is a US Army variant, though he keeps the grabber, he trades the blowtorch for a military robots forced into positions they are neither equipped or trained for. grade flamethrower, the buzz saw for a light plasma weapon, and the butler voice for a [[DrillSergeantNasty]] voice. Andy treats is a Mr. Handy that attempts to treat a sprained toe by amputating the wrong leg, and Sawbones wants is a Mr. Gutsy programmed with extensive medical knowledge, [[AIIsACrapshoot but not programmed to inflict damage instead (though use it]]. Upon asking him for medical attention, [[Sadist he at least can be modified prefers to provide proper care).hurt you instead]] unless you fix the bug allowing him to do that and making him into an excellent doctor, although he's very unhappy about that.
24th Jun '17 12:17:23 PM jenova941
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* Neal Asher's ''Literature/ThePolity'' has autodocs, these devices range from breadbox sized to as tall as a man, and all unerringly designed to look quite disturbing when they are active; more often described as a cross between a chrome Samurai and a cockroach with far too many limbs. They literally slice you open and perform major surgeries - usually whilst the patient is conscious - and seemingly can repair most life-threatening injuries, as well as remove tumors, perform cosmetic repairs to facial injuries, weld bone and cellular material back together, and can even manufacture replacement parts if required.

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* Neal Asher's ''Literature/ThePolity'' has autodocs, these devices range from breadbox sized to as tall as a man, and all unerringly designed to look quite disturbing when they are active; more often described as a cross between a chrome Samurai and a cockroach with far too many limbs. They literally slice you open and perform major surgeries - usually whilst the patient is conscious conscious, by using a device called a nerve-blocker that prevents pain from being transmitted to the brain - and seemingly can repair most life-threatening injuries, as well as remove tumors, perform cosmetic repairs to facial injuries, weld bone and cellular material back together, and can even manufacture replacement parts if required.
21st May '17 3:51:16 AM JackG
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* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' has one which also serves as a ChekhovsGun. Dr. Shaw has to hastily have it perform [[spoiler:a rapid C-Section to remove the rapidly growing alien fetus. All while she was awake and not well-anesthetized. Interestingly, the machine is depicted as having limited surgical scope: Shaw initially requests a caesarian but is denied as the machine is calibrated for male patients. She quickly thinks to request an abdominal foreign body removal instead.]]

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* ''Film/{{Prometheus}}'' has one which also serves as a ChekhovsGun. Dr. Shaw has to hastily have it perform [[spoiler:a rapid C-Section to remove the rapidly growing alien fetus. All fetus, all while she was awake and not well-anesthetized. Interestingly, the machine is depicted as having limited surgical scope: well-anesthetized. Shaw initially requests a caesarian caesarean but is denied as the machine is calibrated for male patients.patients (this is {{foreshadowing}} for the reveal that Peter Weyland is on board). She quickly thinks to request an abdominal foreign body removal instead.]]
9th May '17 5:46:55 AM inkorporate
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* ''Webcomic/{{Tales from the interface}}'' has a machine that can heal or fix any injuries.
8th May '17 7:20:52 PM Diesel
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* An actual robotic surgeon already exists. The [[http://www.biomedicalblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/daVinci-Robot-Surgical-System.jpg daVinci Robotic Surgeon]] is a scary looking machine, but it is capable of doing real surgery. It still operates via human control, but it has lots of automatic functions, and NASA is interested in creating an AI-equipped version for long range space missions, such as a mission to Mars where there wouldn't be a quick option for a return trip home for emergency surgery and it would be inefficient to send several specialists to handle every conceivable surgery.

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* An actual robotic surgeon already exists. The [[http://www.biomedicalblog.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/daVinci-Robot-Surgical-System.jpg [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Da_Vinci_Surgical_System daVinci Robotic Surgeon]] is a scary looking machine, but it is capable of doing real surgery. It still operates via human control, but it has lots of automatic functions, and NASA is interested in creating an AI-equipped version for long range space missions, such as a mission to Mars where there wouldn't be a quick option for a return trip home for emergency surgery and it would be inefficient to send several specialists to handle every conceivable surgery.
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