<bold>Design of a robotic automation system for transportation of goods in hospitals</bold>

Ozkal A. G. , Dawids S., Fan Z., Sorensen T.

International Symposium on Computational Intelligence in Robotics and Automation, Florida, Amerika Birleşik Devletleri, 20 - 22 Haziran 2007, ss.528-529 identifier

  • Basıldığı Şehir: Florida
  • Basıldığı Ülke: Amerika Birleşik Devletleri
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.528-529


Hospitals face with heavy traffic of goods everyday, where transportation tasks are mainly carried by human. Analysis of the current situation of transportation in a typical hospital showed several transportation tasks are suitable for automation. This paper presents a system, consisting of a fleet of robot vehicles, automatic stations and smart containers for automation of transportation of goods in hospitals. Design of semi-autonomous robot vehicles, containers and stations are presented and the overall system architecture is described. Implementing such a system in an existing hospital showed the need of necessary modifications to the hospital infrastructure.