Impacts of Technology on Pandemic Relief Efforts

By Mike Ball / 30 Apr 2020
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Perkins Coie, a global law firm with extensive experience in the fields of aeronautics and unmanned technologies, has released an article discussing the effects that leading disruptive IT-related technologies are having on efforts to combat the effects of the COVID-19 coronavirus, and the role that these technologies could play in identifying and mitigating future pandemics.

Read the full article on Perkins Coie’s website

The article includes discussion of:

  • Autonomous vehicles, such as self-driving cars, which could potentially be used for delivery services and transporting first responders, healthcare professionals, and infected or potentially infected individuals
  • Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones, which are already being used around the world to warn individuals to remain indoors during lockdown, transport medical supplies and samples, and spray disinfectant in public places
  • Robots that can assist medical workers and hospital staff by undertaking tasks that require physical proximity to coronavirus patients or potentially infected surfaces
  • Other cutting edge technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, blockchain, cloud computing, 3D printing and augmented reality

To find out more about how leading IT-based and unmanned technologies are being used to combat pandemics, and how they might be utilised in the future, read the full article on Perkins Coie’s website.

Posted by Mike Ball Mike Ball is our resident technical editor here at Unmanned Systems Technology. Combining his passion for teaching, advanced engineering and all things unmanned, Mike keeps a watchful eye over everything related to the unmanned technical sector. With over 10 years’ experience in the unmanned field and a degree in engineering, Mike’s been heading up our technical team here for the last 8 years. Connect & Contact