FREMONT, Calif. (CIRCA via CNN NEWSOURCE) — A California woman is upset with Kaiser Premanente Medical Center in Fremont, California, after learning her grandfather was dying from a doctor on a video screen on a robotic device.
Anna-Lisia Wilharm was at her grandfather's bedside when a doctor appearing via video link on a machine rolled in and provided the prognosis.
Wilharm has said the hospital should have had more dignity and compassion when delivering such news.
Her 78-year-old grandfather, Ernest Quintana, died the next day.
A spokesperson at the hospital said "the hospital regrets falling sort of the family's expectations." The hospital also said that a doctor had spoken with Wilharm and her grandfather in person earlier that day and that the device wasn't really a robot.
FedEx is looking pretty futuristic with its new delivery robot
Think Luke Perry was young to have a stroke? Even infants can suffer them
A lot of Americans are afraid of robots taking their jobs, according to this survey