Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas (Texas Health Dallas, Presbyterian, or Presby) is a teaching hospital and tertiary care facility in the United States, located in the Vickery Meadow area of Dallas, Texas. It is the flagship institution of 29 hospitals in Texas Health Resources, the largest healthcare system in North Texas and one of the largest in the United States. The hospital, which opened in 1966, has 875 beds and around 1,200 physicians.

In 2018, Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas is the first hospital in the country to deploy ‘Moxi,’ a robot designed to support health care professionals by providing clinical staff more time to focus on patient care.

The research project is a collaboration between Texas Health and Diligent Robotics, an Austin-based artificial intelligence company focused on enhancing relationships between people and technology.

On a typical day, someone on the nursing or support staff at Texas Health Dallas may have to fill shelves in supply rooms, set up and stock patient rooms, run labs and perform other tasks that take them away from being at the patient’s bedside. Using artificial intelligence technology, Texas Health Dallas and Diligent Robot staff will investigate whether ‘Moxi,’ which can autonomously move around and uses an arm to pick up and place objects in desired locations, can assume some of these duties.

During the pilot, the robot and the Moxi Innovation Team, which includes a group of clinicians, primarily nurses and patient care technicians, will work together in a neurology and stroke unit at Texas Health Dallas. They will evaluate which non-patient-facing support activities Moxi should complete and whether it could be a long-term benefit at Texas Health Dallas and other Texas Health facilities.

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