The unique robot Bärtill has been inaugurated in Eskilstuna.
Transporting medical supplies, going to the cafeteria or collecting medicines from the pharmacy; the possibilities for the new robot at the Mälarsjukhuset are many and besides providing services the robot will also be able to support the staff and give them more time for nursing.
The research and development of the robot has taken several years. There was a prototype in place already in 2010. The company RobCab has since then adjusted, tested, improved and changed the product which is now up and rolling in the hospitals halls.
The robot is about one meter high and is at the moment working at the Victoria unit. It goes around by itself between predetermined stations and is even able to take the elevator on its own.