Foothill Regional’s Mako Robots Receives Movie Star Name
After weeks of having staff submit names, the top five names were voted on by all employees. The winner was JOHNNY#5, named after Johnny 5 (originally called "S-A-I-N-T Prototype Number 5"), the fictional robotic star of the movies Short Circuit and Short Circuit 2, and a TV special called Hot Cars, Cold Facts.
He is a former military robot imbued with intelligence and sentience by a lightning bolt, and is considered to be alive in the philosophical sense, as he has emotions and is self-aware.
The state-of-the-art surgical robot is being used for total knee, partial knee, and total hip replacements. The hospital is in Tustin, which is located in Orange County.