San Francisco Hospital Has Self-Directed Robots to Free Up Caretakers
In addition to semi-autonomous support bots, UCSF also features a range of upgraded tech for patients and staff
Hospitality and robotics have been solidifying their close relationship of late, as via the California hotel that began testing robotic bellhops last summer and a Japanese theme park planning to equip its new hotel with a full robotic staff. Soon, however, automatons may also fill support roles in the healthcare field, as announced last week by a California medical system.
On February 1, the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) launched a number of high-tech features in its three new centers, including a fleet of service robots in the Benioff Children’s Hospital. Dr. Seth Bokser, chief medical officer for the center, told the San Francisco Chronicle: