Moxi the Robot Joins Nursing Staff in Texas Hospitals

As Fast Company reports, not only are nurses in high demand, there’s also an actual shortage which may grow over the next decade. To help alleviate roughly 30% of the tasks that nurses do (those that do not involve patient interaction) Austin’s Diligent Robotics have designed and built Moxi the robot. Moxi has now entered the workforce at a few Texas hospitals. There, the robot connects to each hospital’s electronic health record system and can be pre-programmed for several errands. Perhaps unsurprisingly, Moxi has also impacted patients directly, who have sought out various interactions. Read more about Moxi at Fast Company.