Photos: The advanced technology that's powering hospital innovation


TUGs are smart courier robots made by Aethon taking over simple tasks in UC San Francisco's new medical center. It does deliveries, so staff can better focus on the more important parts of their job. They can carry loads of up to 1,000 pounds and are great for carrying things like linens, equipment, and paper work. It does its job with the help of many sensors and a camera.

Image: Aethon

By Lyndsey Gilpin

Lyndsey Gilpin is a former Staff Writer for TechRepublic, covering sustainability and entrepreneurship. She's co-author of the book Follow the Geeks.