Rosie makes the rounds at Michigan hospital

The Grand Rapids (Mich.) Press has a cool article on a robot currently being used at a local hospital. 

The robot, created by Aethon, looks like a filing cabinet on wheels, is wireless, has a schematic of the hospital programmed in her brain and makes rounds every two hours, pausing to recharge her batteries in between.

The company calls her Tug, as in tugboat, but, get ready now, the hospital staff named her Rosie after the humanoid housekeeper in The Jetsons animated TV series.   

There are a little more than 100 of the robots working in hospitals across the United States. 

Full article:  Grand Rapids Press (video is included at link)


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