The Chronicle of Higher Education estimates 5 million students will be in-person at colleges this fall. Engineering experts say there are some ways to help them stay safer in the age of coronavirus.
The most innovative plans include robots. Our top 3 for the COVID-19 campus:
- Decontamination Robots designed by UVA and Virginia Tech engineering students, and equipped with UV and heat lamps to destroy the virus.
- Delivery Robots are basically high-tech coolers on wheels for contact-free package, grocery or meal delivery.
- Food Prep Robots offer no-touch and low-touch food service and can customize smoothies or pizzas.
– Melissa Price, The Engineering 100