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Hospital To Lay Off Workers, Hires Robots Instead | Singularity Hub

s your company feeling the pains of the recession? Robots may be the cure. El Camino Hospital in Silicon Valley is looking to cut expenses, so they’ve invested in 19 Aethon TUG robots. These smart carts can haul supplies around the hospital, making deliveries and pickups at a fraction of the costs of human workers. El Camino recently announced that it would further be cutting costs by firing up to 140 workers from its two facilities in Los Gatos and Mountain View. Coincidence? Yes, mostly, but it’s still a sign that as robots begin to work in human environments, some humans will be leaving.

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Lucien Engelen

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