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Edmond Scientific to Develop AI-Driven Autonomous Robots to Support Veteran Healthcare
Alexandria, Virginia (September 2023) –– Edmond Scientific won a significant contract with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration (VHA) to research, design, develop, test, and field two different types of autonomous systems throughout the VHA. The 5-year program, referred to as the “Autonomous Caregiver Robotics” program, aims to develop autonomous systems to support two different use cases. The use cases may be in support of high impact hospital tasks such as automatic distribution of equipment or prescriptions, home health monitoring and remote sensing, rehabilitation for neuromuscular skills, assistance with mobility or daily tasks, or other needs as defined by an analysis of the veteran/patient, caregiver, and provider populations. The technical effort combines artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) with computer vision, sensors, robotics and automation, and mechanical and electrical design and fabrication (MCAD/ECAD) capabilities to support rapid prototyping to produce various proofs of concept and prototypes for testing before fielding final systems.
Edmond Scientific specializes in quickly forming highly specialized scientific and engineering teams to address some of the most complex issues facing our federal defense and civilian agencies, and is proud to provide research and development services to the VHA in this example of integrating leading edge technology to advance healthcare in support of veterans and their caregivers.