Robots that care: in the hospital to improve the quality of healthcare [with Press Review]
Robots that care, with increased cognitive abilities. Robots able to perceive their environment, understand it, respond and behave appropriately and navigate autonomously. Robots that can assist patients and support the work of nurses and doctors in hospitals. This is what Konica Minolta Laboratory Europe aims to do within the course of a partnership with the Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT), and the hospital Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza, in San Giovanni Rotondo (Foggia).
The research and development activities of the past few months culminated with a first demonstration involving an R1 robot, developed by IIT, navigating the corridors of the Italian hospital and interacting with doctors and patients.
The IIT’s R1 robot