The Nursing Science & Innovation (NSI) division at UTMB is excited to partner with Diligent Robotics and the fabulous nurses on Unit 9C Surgery in Jennie Sealy Hospital to pilot an autonomous robot assistant.
Moxi, as our robot team member is called, will be making its debut appearance next week. There will be a Meet & Greet during the day and evening for the entire UTMB community on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
UTMB is one of only two health care organizations in the world to pilot Moxi, which is unique in being one of the first autonomous robots not controlled by humans. Moxi will serve as a supporting member of the care team by taking over non-patient care logistical tasks, such as bringing supplies from a central storage area to patient rooms; this will help nurses maintain their focus on patient care delivery.
Please join us on Dec. 13! NSI is also facilitating a robot music playlist, so feel free to contact Dr. Tammy Cupit, Dr. Jackie Stout-Aguilar or Juanita Norton with your selection—great suggestions so far have included “Mr. Roboto” by Styx, The Jetson’s theme song and more. You can also submit a song idea by clicking here.