Mw² is the nerve center of Meanwhile autonomous mobile robotics applications. We find in these the vehicles with their charging stations which allow the robots to be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We will also find, depending on the needs, transfer stations that allow operators to pick up and drop off bins destined for the robot, which will then be transported to the next production stage. Finally we will find warning lights, telephone calls...
When we talk about mobile robotics, it is most of the time the vehicle itself that is mentioned. In reality, this is only the tip of the iceberg. Indeed, for mobile robots to be autonomous and productive in their application, it is necessary to assemble an entire ecosystem that will make it possible to fulfill all the missions that will be assigned to these mobile robots.
Robots circulate independently in the corridors of the Nantes university hospital center and the Cholet hospital center to deliver drugs or medical devices to the departments, thus freeing up time for caregivers. Presented by their logistics managers on December 9, 2022 during the Hospital Purchasing Days (Journées de l'achat hospitalierJAH) organized by the Hospital Purchasing Network (Resah).
On the occasion of the Spring of Robotics, Eric LEMONNIER, Logistics Manager at the Hospital Center of Cholet, spoke to share his experience on the installation of an autonomous mobile robot within the Hospital Center.
Since 2013, the Nantes University Hospital Center has been using mobile autonomous robots to provide transport logistics for flexible endoscopes. Two devices circulate every day in the Loire establishment, a pioneer in the field.
Through this interview with Tony PERLEMOINE, Logistics Project Manager at the Nantes University Hospital, you will discover the whole process of the autonomous mobile robot project within the Nantes University Hospital, from the initial need to the feedback.
After five years of R&D, the Villeurbanne specialist in collaborative robotics Meanwhile has entered a very active marketing phase. Orders are pouring in for its mobile robots used by manufacturers to transport parts and loads, and by healthcare establishments to transport medical goods (diagnostics, blood bags, medicines, etc.)
Meanwhile, a French start-up created in December 2017, a recognized specialist in autonomous and intelligent transport robotics, welcomes a Family Office to its capital this year with the aim of accelerating its growth by strengthening its positions in France while attacking the international market.
CSR is part of efforts to respect people and the environment in a sustainable development approach. The aim is to improve the quality of life of employees and all those who come into contact with the company.
Commissioned a few months ago by the Hospital center of Cholet, the logistics robot, nicknamed "Wall-e" internally, took charge of exchanges between the pharmacy and oncology, and at night the flow of biological samples between the emergency room and the lab. Capable of transporting up to 25 kg of products, the robot, which does not exceed 70 cm in wingspan, has already traveled 700 km. Enough to free up time for caregivers who can devote themselves to their core business.