NAE-CCC Robot and COVID Workshop

To prepare for the next pandemic and perhaps aid in the current one, a virtual workshop entitled “The Role of Robotics in Infectious Disease Crises” was co-hosted by the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) and the Computing Community Consortium (CCC). Held on July 9-10, the workshop sought to identify the major challenges and opportunities for responsible robotics innovation in future emergencies. More than forty people participated in the discussions, including engineers, clinicians, critical care workers, public health and safety experts, and emergency responders. Johns Hopkins computer scientists Russell Taylor and Greg Hager chaired the workshop, along with robotics experts from MIT, University of Pennsylvania, and Texas A&M University.

The full report is available here.

Read the Overview summary from CCC.