Panasonic has designed a new robot that helps deliver pharmaceutical drugs to patients. The robots will have access to the medical records and prescriptions of patients and will do the grunt work of front desk clerks and pharmacists.
The robots will be ready for release in several months in areas round Europe, the U.S., and Japan. In a hospital with about 400 beds, one of these robots will have the ability to finish the job of delivering prescriptions in about 2 hours. Generally it takes a human pharmacist about 4 hours to get the job done.