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Tug and Homer, Hospital Robot Workers

Samuel Bouchard
by Samuel Bouchard. Last updated on Jan 29, 2015 10:24 AM
Posted on Mar 01, 2007 11:20 AM. 1 min read time


Meet Tug and Homer from Aethon Inc. See the robots in action on their corporate website and in the above video. The former is able to move rolling stock. The latter is constantly moving, looking for equipment with RFID labels that Homer identifies and classifies. Then Tug does the handling. Together, they optimize the use of hospital material.

The two “brothers” have been tested since 2004. They were officially launched last Monday.

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Samuel Bouchard
Written by Samuel Bouchard
Samuel is CEO and co-founder of Robotiq. His mission is to free human hands from repetitive tasks. He is also the author of Lean Robotics: A Guide to Making Robots Work in Your Factory. He lives in Québec City with his wife and four children.
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