Scheduled to open on February 1, 2015, the University of California, San Francisco Medical Center at Mission Bay will be a state-of-the-art children's, women's and cancer hospital.
Among the many cutting-edge facilities inside the hospital are surgical, diagnostic and analysis tools -- but there's something else here, too.
As doctors here stroll through the halls, they have to get used to a new kind of colleague on the floors: robots.
Aethon provides the TUG autonomous mobile robots, which help to automate a hospital’s internal logistics and supply processes, delivering food, medicine and other assistance to help nurses work better.
The TUGs can be customized and reconfigured for special purposes. Here we see the security capabilities that enable drug-carrying robots to be more secure, including a numeric keypad and fingerprint scanning.
The UCSF Medical Center children's, women's and cancer hospital at Mission Bay in San Francisco will open February 1, 2015. And while you're there, you might just get some help from a new robot friend.