Selina Seah (Changi General Hospital), Morgan Quigley (Open Robotics)
This presentation will share how the Singapore Public Healthcare domain’s roadmap to adopting robotics and smart systems; and the need for interoperability of complex and disparate technological systems with HIT and infrastructure. The Centre for Healthcare Assistive & Robotics Technology (CHART), appointed by Ministry of Health, works with various government agencies and industry partners to use ROS 2 as part of the Robotics Middleware Framework and Gazebo as part of the QA cycle before deployment. The developed framework is not only for ROS devices; it is able to support near real time communications between ROS and non-ROS devices; and models to harmonise the navigation of heterogeneous robotic fleets to optimize utilization of common infrastructure resources, meeting healthcare needs.
Video presented at ROSCon 2019. More details and slides are available at: roscon.ros.org/2019/.