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New Class of Mobile Industrial Robots

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apresher
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apresher   2/26/2013 12:21:22 PM
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Ann, Medical is a target for this technology. Potential applications include deployment into hospitals in the form of a courier, such as a nurse that needs to get medication from a pharmacy up to the patient's ward. The pharmacist would place it into one of the units, and even have it go up on an elevator to the patient's room. That saves the highly trained clinician that time to transfer the product.

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apresher   2/26/2013 12:23:12 PM
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Greg,  I agree with you that AGVs seem to be used in niche applications rather than gaining widespread use. Material handling is definitely a strong area for both AGVs and this new technology as well.

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Elizabeth M   2/27/2013 5:14:17 AM
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Thanks for the info! So it is specific to this application and that might be difficult to apply to the unpredictability and varibability of a car's environment. But you never know...the people inventing these robots are quite clever and could find a way.

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a.saji   2/27/2013 10:27:11 AM
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Elizabeth: That would be great but the cost too will be very high for sure. I also feel that if we can embed some AI features to these atuomobiles, it would be something which might facinate the world. It will definitely be a new things for sure but it will also allow the companies to think beyond the box.

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Elizabeth M   2/28/2013 4:27:42 AM
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You are probably right, a.sajl, but maybe at some point there might be a cost effective way to adapt this technology. It will probably be too high at the moment, though, although I do believe a lot of smart people are working on the problem. Then again, I'm fine with the fact that humans still need to be behind the wheel to drive cars!

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apresher   2/28/2013 4:12:27 PM
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With companies like Google pouring software effort into driverless vehicle technology, maybe they will try to "learn" the environment or maybe link GPS information to their mapping capabilities. They have the $ to do whatever they want, or so it seems.

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Ann R. Thryft   3/20/2013 4:58:58 PM
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Thanks, Al. Interesting, because the other mobile medical 'bots I've seen have a different, tall and vertical form-factor. Some of the uses overlap with this one, some don't.

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