Italian Institute of Robotics
and Intelligent Machines

AI, fleshed out

YuMi

Class

Research

Developer

ABB/POLIMI/CNR

Application Field

Assistive Robotics

Region

Italy

TRL

8

Development status

Ready

The YuMi ABB robot is designed to help complete the time-consuming and repetitive work found around the hospital lab: such as loading and unloading centrifuges, pipetting, sorting test tubes or preparing medicines. All are common medical laboratory tasks that robotic automation may be able to support by combining consistent performance with a level of flexibility and continuous operation that could increase throughput and quality while minimizing costs. Now there is an ongoing collaboration with ABB POLIMI and CNR to test its introduction in Italians hospitals.