Moxi is a mobile robot designed to help alleviate some of the frequent and repetitive tasks that nurses must perform. Moxi is equipped with an arm, gripper hand, and mobile base that enable it to transport lightweight medical resources, navigate through doors and hallways, and drop items off for nurses and other staff.
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When Moxi is not helping out nurses on the unit, Moxi interacts with patients and even stops in the hallways to take selfies with patients, their families, and the staff!
Diligent Robotics was cofounded by Andrea Thomaz and Vivian Chu. They unveiled Moxi in 2018, describing it as "a friendly, sensitive, and intuitive robot" that helps clinical staff with routine tasks in a supportive way that "encourages positive relationships between humans and robots." Moxi has a face designed to visually communicate social cues and to show its intentions before moving to the next task. The robot's specific tasks and responsibilities are tailored to fit each hospital's needs. Moxi played a key role during the COVID-19 pandemic, assisting staff with deliveries and other chores at Texas hospitals.