Similar to doctors practicizing TCM, the robot (“Chinese Doctor No. One”) will investigate a patients tongue, breath and face and rely on stored information from TCM doctors for diagnosis. The study is promoted by Jianfeng FENG of Fudan University Institute of Mathematical Sciences and supported by Shanghai University of Traditional Medicine. A prototype should be available within one year. The program is part of the “Shanghai Brain Plan”.

China Bio news release, March 19, 2015