Robot Vendors Get More Funding – Robotics playing a major role in hospitals today
Posted Nov 14 2008 2:59pm
The robots are invading the hospitals and are really being put to good use too. Just last week the new Los Angeles County USC hospital opened with state of the art robots doing just this, delivering supplies. The move was done and now all are in the new facility, worth taking a look to see some of the new developments being used in hospitals today. BD
Two Pittsburgh-based vendors of robotic technologies have received a second grant to continue development of a robot to assist nurses with physically challenging or repetitive tasks. Aethon Inc. sells TUG, a robot that several hospitals now use to track and deliver meals, medications, equipment and various supplies. The company is working to combine TUG's technology with dexterous manipulation robotic technology--a set of arms--from RE2 Inc. Among other uses, this could give caregivers a second set of arms to move patients from gurneys to hospital beds.