Robert the Robot,' NCSU Libriaries bookBot, named in honor of Dr. Robert Bashford

Dr. Robert A. Bashford, MD, Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Associate Dean for Admissions, was honored in June at a naming ceremony for Robert the Robot, a new bookBot in the James B. Hunt, Jr., Library at North Carolina State University.

Bashford, Robert

Robert A. Bashford, MD

Dr. Bashford graduated from N.C. State in 1967.

'Robert' is one of the four bookBots at the library. Over two million barcoded items are sorted by size and stored in barcoded bins where they can be retrieved through a robotic delivery system.

The friends who named the bookBot were Wyndham Robertson, Betty Kenan, D.G. Martin, Ben Jenkins, Josie Ward Patton, and Dr. & Mrs. Robert Fulk.

Click here to read a recent news article about the robotic delivery system.