Patients greeted by robot at Belgian hospital

By Judith Mischke OSTEND, Belgium (Reuters) – A Belgian hospital has just welcomed its newest staff member: Pepper, a humanoid robot that speaks 19 languages. Developed to improve social and health care by the Belgian company Zora Bots, Pepper joined the medical team as a receptionist at Ostend hospital AZ Damiaan. Pepper will introduce visitors to the hospital, provide information and guide visitors and patients to the correct floor and room.

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