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Watch robots transform this California hospital
Southern California Public Radio

A hospital at the University of California San Francisco Medical Center has a robot filling prescriptions.

The $15 million system works like this: a doctor writes out an electronic prescription. At the pharmacy, a mechanical arm scoots past dozens of shelves and picks out the medicine. The pills are then sorted and dispensed into little packets. The packets are grouped together into these little rings — one ring for each patient.