June 22, 2010

Bots Do Gruntwork at Scotland Hospital

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When the Forth Valley Royal Hospital opens in Scotland in August, robots built by JBT corporation will be in charge of the grunt work, like delivering meals and dispensing meds. The ward bots will hang under the $444 million hospital, use service elevators when needed and follow a system of laser beams. With pre-programmed routes, staff members will control them with PDAs. The hope is that levels of infection will decrease by their usage.

Via BBC

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Posted by Sheila Franklin at June 22, 2010 8:50 AM
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