Larry is such a normal, friendly name. How could the researchers have chosen that name for their vomit simulator?
We propose alternative designations as follows: Barf-o-Matic, The Regurgitator, Robo-Puke.
Perhaps we have said too much already...
How much did this thing cost, and will it really help cure Norovirus?
Larry is a "humanoid simulated vomiting system" designed to help scientists analyze contagion. And like millions around the world right now, he's struggling with norovirus - a disease one British expert describes as "the Ferrari of the virus world".
"Norovirus is one of the most infectious viruses of man," said Ian Goodfellow, a professor of virology at the department of pathology at Britain's University of Cambridge, who has been studying noroviruses for 10 years.