The University of California, San Francisco recently introduced a range of high-tech advancements to its medical centers, thanks to technology developed by Aethon. One of the most notable innovations that will help staff and patients includes the introduction of TUG robots. These bots are capable of autonomous navigation, which will be used to deliver meals and supplies, so that staff can have their attention directed to patient care.
The bots some with drawers that are locked with biometrics and PIN codes, ensuring safe transport of items up to 1,000 pounds—saving humans from having to do the heavy lifting. The bots are self-charging and are capable of running for about 10 hours at a time. With a large part of the population aging and requiring hospital care, this kind of technology helps in a big way with small tasks.