April Gray gave a big smile as Baptist Heath leader Michael Mayo and a bright-eyed companion passed by her desk inside the hospital’s Southbank Jacksonville complex.
“There’s my main man!” she cried out. Mayo looked over.
“Not you,” Gray said to her boss, smiling some more.
No, her main man on this day is Moxi, a delivery robot with perpetually upbeat, heart-shaped eyes, one multifunctional arm and a cute little voice that goes something like, “Meow meow.”
Moxi has already become a familiar sight at the medical center, and Gray’s teasing illustrated what Baptist is trying to achieve with the robot: turning it into a valued member of the hospital, able to perform a variety of tasks that free up human staffers to better take care of their patients.
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