Organization: Diligent Robotics Inc.
Country: United States
Year Founded: 2017
Number of Employees: 31
Innovation Class: Applications & Markets Innovation
Innovation Subclass: Healthcare / Rehabilitation
Diligent Robotics' Moxi robot offers healthcare personnel assistance.
Healthcare facilities were already understaffed before the COVID-19 pandemic, which has brought new attention to how robots can help improve care by freeing human staffers to attend to patients. A prime example is the Moxi mobile manipulator, which Diligent Robotics began testing in hospitals last year.
Healthcare industry analysts estimate there will be a shortage of 1.1 million registered nurses in the U.S. in 2022, and 9 million in 2030. Moxi is designed to retrieve medical supplies and integrate with hospital systems so that human staffers spend less time running around.
The robot uses machine learning for object recognition and grasping, as well as navigation so ware based on the Robot Operating System (ROS). Moxi also includes components from Fetch Robotics, Velodyne Lidar, Intel, Kinova, and Robotiq.