Robots are going to play much bigger roles in our lives. They are already being used for surgeries and other procedures. ABB’s Mobile Laboratory Robot Concept is all about robots that can work alongside lab workers and medical staff. As the company explains:
The dual-arm mobile YuMi will be able to sense and navigate its way around its human co-workers autonomously, while learning to find different routes from one location to another. It has the potential to undertake a wide range of repetitive and time-consuming activities, including preparation of medicines, loading and unloading centrifuges, pipetting and handling liquids and picking up and sorting test tubes.
YuMi can be used to dispense and transport medicine. The idea is to use these robots to complete tasks 50% faster.