1st Edition

Robotics for Pandemics

Edited By Hooman Samani Copyright 2022
    160 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

    160 Pages 36 B/W Illustrations
    by Chapman & Hall

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    Robotics for Pandemics explores various applications of robots for current global issues such as pandemics and how robotic solutions could combat the virus.

    Key Features

    • Proposes to employ robots to improve the treatment of patients and leverage the load of the medical system
    • Demonstrates the concept of various robotics in healthcare telepresence, rehabilitation, therapy and delivery robots to accommodate social distancing
    • Explores social robot aesthetics and how social interaction and embodied experiences could be useful during social isolation
    • Includes anecdotes from applications used during the COVID-19 pandemic

    This will be a valuable reference to professionals, academics and researchers in the field of robotics.


    About the Editor

    List of Contributors

    Chapter 1 ◾ Robotics Applications for Public Health and Safety During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    Mohd Javaid, Abid Haleem, Shanay Rab, and Rajiv Suman

    Chapter 2 ◾ Beauty in Interaction: A Framework for Social Robot Aesthetics (Pandemic Edition)

    Rebekah Rousi, Sini Kolari, and Mohammad Shidujaman

    Chapter 3 ◾ Cyber-Physical System for Automated Service of Restaurant Visitors in Conditions of Mandatory Wearing of Masks

    Anton Saveliev, Irina Vatamaniuk, Maksim Letenkov, and Roman Lakolev

    Chapter 4 ◾ Low-Cost Delivery and Telepresence Robot for the COVID-19 Crisis

    Arnon Jumlongkul

    Chapter 5 ◾ Concept of an Autonomous Robot for Medical Services, Rehabilitation and Music Therapy for Pandemics

    Sergey V. Shushardzhan

    Chapter 6 ◾ Home-Automated Robot Massaging for Pandemics

    Chunxu Li and Shuo Zhu



    Hooman Samani is a Lecturer in Machine Learning, AI for Robotics at the School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics, University of Plymouth, UK. He has worked as an associate professor and the founder and director of the AIART (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Technology Laboratory) lab at National Taipei University of Taiwan. He holds a PhD degree in Robotics from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and has worked as a Research Fellow at the Keio-NUS CUTE Centre, a joint research centre between NUS and Keio University of Japan. He is actively serving several robotics and AI related journals and conferences as editorial board member, organizing committee member, workshop organizer and reviewer. Apart from academia, he has work experience in Philips and Posco as well as R&D projects in different industrial sectors that have rounded-out his experiences. He was featured in many international media such as Discovery Channel, New Scientist and Reuters, starring his research in the emerging field of Cognitive Robotics. In tandem with his research in robotics, he has participated and won several international RoboCup competitions.