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Autonomous Robots for Transporting Objects Through Crowded Hospital Corridors

Engineering department researchers from University of Tartu, in collaboration with Tartu University Clinic, have deployed AI systems to make smart robots safely navigate in crowded indoor environments.

The aim of the demonstration project is to develop smart robots that can safely navigate in crowded indoor environments. The first of these modern robots have been validated in transporting patient samples between the intensive care unit and the laboratory at the University of Tartu Hospital. There are no ready-made solutions on the market with similar functionality and safety for humans, so the idea was a good basis for a demo project. In cooperation with the clinic, a scalable solution was created that is universal and could therefore be applied in other industrial and life areas, regardless of the specific use case and technical platform.