Panasonic declared that it has developed a medical robot that dispenses drugs to patients, the Japanese electronics giant’s first step into robotics. The robot will be sold by Panasonic to Japanese hospitals next March and will market it in the United States and Europe later. The robot costs several tens of millions of yen explained Panasonic spokesman Akira Kadota. It was mentioned to be the first among the robotic projects by Panasonic. It helped in saving time for the pharmacists by helping in sorting out drugs to be given to patients. The robot does not look humanoid. Pharmacists put drugs into the robot, which stores medical data for patients. The robot will then sort out drugs for each patient and place them into respective drawers bearing the names of patients.