Robotics Smart Wearable Technologies And Autonomous Intelligent Systems For Healthcare During The COVID‐ 19 Pandemic An Analysis Of The State Of The Art And Future Vision

Herein, how robotic and autonomous systems and smart wearables complement and support healthcare delivery and the healthcare staff during the COVID‐19 pandemic are presented. For instance, robotic and telerobotic systems significantly reduce the risk of infectious disease transmission to frontline healthcare workers by making it possible to triage, evaluate, monitor, and treat patients from a safe distance. Various examples of where the medical, engineering, and science communities come together to aid the healthcare system, healthcare workers, and society during the current crisis are presented. The goal is to encourage an interdisciplinary dialog so that ethical, practical, and beneficial technological solutions are found to effectively tackle this and similar crises.