HelpMate®, the trackless robotic courier: A perspective on the development of a commercial autonomous mobile robot

  • John M. Evans
  • Bala Krishnamurthy
Part Three Applications
Part of the Lecture Notes in Control and Information Sciences book series (LNCIS, volume 236)


HelpMate Robotics has developed an autonomous mobile robot courier for material transport in hospitals. These machines are in operation around the world, operating in uncontrolled and unsupervised environments up to 24 hours per day. The history and technology of the HelpMate robot are presented in this paper with the intention of providing a real world perspective on transitioning technology from the laboratory to the marketplace.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Evans
    • 1
  • Bala Krishnamurthy
    • 1
  1. 1.HelpMate Robotics, Inc.DanburyUSA

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