Medication Delivery Robot Provides 24/7 Service

The Richtech Robotics design can ride elevators and is designed to streamline pharmacy delivery

Scarlett Evans, Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

May 16, 2024

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Two of Richtech Robotics' robots inside a rendering of a hospital floor
Richtech Robotics

Richtech Robotics, a Nevada-based company building AI-powered service robots, has launched its latest design, an elevator-capable medication delivery robot.

The new model, Medbot, is designed to “streamline pharmacy operations”, providing 24/7 medication delivery to patients. 

Each robot can work up to 10 hours continuously, alleviating the pressure on pharmacy staff by providing secure and consistent deliveries and allowing human workers to remain at the pharmacy to tackle more ‘value-add’ tasks.

Medbot’s features include elevator integration, four storage spaces with 3.17 gallons of storage, an array of ultrasonic sensors and cameras for heightened obstacle detection and avoidance, and connection with other smart devices in the area, such as smart doors. 

Matt Casella, Richtech Robotics’ president, said the company’s robots are designed to mitigate ongoing labor shortages and workplace inefficiencies, with a particular focus on hospitality and service industries.

“With a track record of success across the hospitality and service sectors, adapting our products to enhance conditions for the healthcare workforce and infrastructure was a natural progression for us,” said Casella. “Finding a way to offload routine daily tasks for healthcare workers has been a pain point for many years and we’re excited to launch an innovative solution to help hospitals gain a competitive edge.”

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Medbots have to date been used in pharmacy-to-in-patient units and emergency departments, chemotherapy preparations to infusion centers, transporting goods between pharmacies and “meds-to-beds” – discharging medications from outpatient pharmacies to nurses.

“Amid rising operating expenses and a surge in patient numbers across the country, Medbot strives to empower healthcare facilities with superior care, despite staffing shortages,” said Casella. “Our Medbot integration method is the only one on the market that has been proven to consistently work.” 

About the Author(s)

Scarlett Evans

Assistant Editor, IoT World Today

Scarlett Evans is the assistant editor for IoT World Today, with a particular focus on robotics and smart city technologies. Scarlett has previous experience in minerals and resources with Mine Australia, Mine Technology and Power Technology. She joined Informa in April 2022.

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