The robot recognizes the content of the boxes using a vision camera and empties the boxes one sample at a time. The vision system also determines if the sample are centrifuged or not, and boxes containing emergency samples are prioritized.
Unrecognizable samples are delivered to a special problem case for manual handling.
Samples are transported from local docters in specially designed transport boxes, delivered at the hospital and to GiboSort’s inter¬nal delivery system. Transport boxes are placed in elevators and transported to the sorting robot that empties the boxes and sorts the samples for analysis in the laboratories. Empty boxes are sent back through the elevator system, so the service staff receives the same number of boxes as were delivered, and transport staff always has empty boxes in the car for next pick up.