Robots have demonstrated their crucial role in pandemics - and how they can help for years to come

This robot is delivering food to vulnerable people in the UK. Image: REUTERS/Andrew Boyers

Robin R. Murphy

Raytheon Professor of Computer Science and Engineering; Vice-President Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue, Texas A&M University

Vignesh Babu Manjunath Gandudi

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Texas A&M University


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A variety of uses. Image: R. Murphy, V. Gandudi, Texas A&M; J. Adams, Center for Robot-Assisted Search and Rescue
A robot uses pulses of ultraviolet light to disinfect a hospital room in Johannesburg, South Africa. Image: MICHELE SPATARI/AFP via Getty Images
Workers in Kunming City, Yunnan Province, China refill a drone with disinfectant. The city is using drones to spray disinfectant in some public areas. Image: Xinhua News Agency/Yang Zongyou via Getty Images

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