The July edition of Science Robotics features and article co-authored by Professors Brian Scasellati and Marynel Vazquez on the potential of socially assistive robots during infectious disease outbreaks. The authors argue that robots have a role in addressing the secondary impacts of infectious disease outbreaks by helping us sustain social distancing, monitoring and improving mental health, supporting education, and aiding in economic recovery.
Science Robotics publishes original, peer-reviewed, science- or engineering-based research articles that advance the field of robotics. The journal also features editor-commissioned Reviews. The mission of Science Robotics is to promote advances in research and development of robotics for all environments by providing a central forum for communication of the most exciting new discoveries.