Containing Covid-19 – AI and Robotics in China

Bei Chan, Simon Marvin and Aidan While
COVID-19 has generated interest in the potential of urban robotics and automation to manage and police physical distancing and quarantine. In this paper, Chan, Marvin and While examine the intersection between COVID-19 management strategies and the technological affordances of robotics, autonomous systems, and artificial intelligence (AI) in urban pandemic control. Examples from China illustrate the possibilities for urban robotics and automation in a new era of urban bio-(in)security.
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