Last week, TIME revealed its annual list of the 100 Best Inventions that are making the world better, smarter and even a bit more fun including Moxi, the robot helping hospitals.
Created by Diligent Robotics, the A.I. company building socially intelligent robots that help people with their jobs, Moxi helps nurses with their non-patient facing tasks such as gathering supplies and delivering lab samples so that nurses have more time for patient care. Recently launched out of beta phase with the company's first two full-time hospital partners, Medical City Heart Hospital and Medical City Spine Hospital, Moxi is the first socially intelligent robot to enter hospitals that can complete tasks end-to-end with its mobile base, navigational sensors, flexible arm and precise gripper hand.
To assemble the 2019 TIME Best Inventions list, TIME solicited nominations across a variety of categories from editors and correspondents around the world, as well as through an online application process. Each contender was then evaluated on key factors, including originality, effectiveness, ambition and influence. The result: 100 groundbreaking inventions that are changing the way we live, work, play and think about what's possible.