Smart hospital robot is an autonomous, high tech courier

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With the robotics industry rapidly advancing, one of the most exciting areas of development is within healthcare. We have already seen the Veebot — which automates the process of drawing blood, and MEDi — a robot that distracts kids from uncomfortable medical examinations. Now, in San Francisco, a fleet of 25 smart courier robots called TUGs are taking over delivery tasks, enabling staff to concentrate on more important jobs. The sheer size of UCSF Hospital often leads to lengthy journeys, sometimes with heavy cargo. Looking to combat this issue, the new TUGs are able to make 50,000 deliveries a week…

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