When I first heard there were vampire robots, I thought, "Great, another Twilight movie."
But, no, it's a real thing. Some company called Veebot is building machines to suck your blood.
It's for medical reasons, they say:
The downside? Imagine what'll happen if a robot gets a taste for blood.
- 20-25% of all venipuncture procedures fail to draw blood on the first stick.
- Approximately 2 million needlestick injuries are reported every year. Meanwhile, 40-75% of needlestick injuries go unreported.
- Mislabeled blood samples from venipuncture lead to about 170,000 adverse events in hospitals a year, ultimately costing hospitals $200-400 million annually.
The upside? They don't sparkle.