Audi AG has begun testing its new “Chairless Chair” technology in its factory in Neckarsulm in Germany. It is a light exoskeleton made of carbon fibre which allows employees to be supported while they stand, and to sit, anytime and anywhere, without having to have a conventional chair. The “Chairless Chair” has been developed in partnership with the Swiss start-up Nonee AG.
The newly opened UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay incorporates a fleet of 25 TUG autonomous robots made by Aethon for the transportation of medicines, medical equipment, bedding, food and waste. This is the largest deployment of autonomous carrier robots in hospital facilities in the world.