Ken Goldberg on Combating COVID-19 in Science Magazine

30 Apr, 2020

Ken Goldberg on Combating COVID-19 in Science Magazine

BCNM Professor Ken Goldberg, along with a number of other academics and researchers, wrote an article in Science Magazine titled "Combating COVID-19—The role of robotics in managing public health and infectious diseases."

From the article:

Could robots be effective resources in combating COVID-19? Robots have the potential to be deployed for disinfection, delivering medications and food, measuring vital signs, and assisting border controls. As epidemics escalate, the potential roles of robotics are becoming increasingly clear. During the 2015 Ebola outbreak, workshops organized by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy and the National Science Foundation identified three broad areas where robotics can make a difference: clinical care (e.g., telemedicine and decontamination), logistics (e.g., delivery and handling of contaminated waste), and reconnaissance (e.g., monitoring compliance with voluntary quarantines).

Read the rest of the article here.