Robotics for Pandemics

Call for Book Chapters

Robotics for Pandemics” book


CRC Press / Taylor and Francis


Hooman Samani

Important Dates:

  • Deadline for chapter submission: 1 June 2021
  • Notification of acceptance/rejection of chapter: 1 July 2021
  • Deadline for submission of final chapters: 1 August 2021
  • Book publication: 1 September 2021

Aim and scope:

The aim of this book is to compile the current advances in robotics which could provide solutions for pandemics. This book is expected to invigorate research interests towards the development and applications of robotics and Artificial Intelligence for current global issues due to COVID-19. The goal of this book is to solicit chapter contributions from both academic research and industrial technology development, as well as the opinions/strategies from all sectors (academia, industry and government), to jointly stimulate, reflect and find out the better ways to battle current COVID-19, as well as to discuss how these swift reactions could address the future new normality of our society in the post-pandemic era, particularly targeting the use of robotics and AI. The book chapters should provide insights to exchange and stimulate theoretical and practical research ideas to realize advancements in robotic and artificial intelligence systems. Technologies, insights, algorithms, system architectures, and applications will be presented and discussed in this book. Participation from a wide range of disciplines are encouraged including robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive psychology, human – computer interaction, engineering, computer science, design, sociology and other related fields.


  • Utilization of available robotics technologies for pandemics
  • Case studies of experimental use of robots in the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Robots for disinfection and cleaning
  • Medical robots
  • Robots for assistance and care
  • Intelligent systems for diagnosis, analysis, treatment, detection and screening
  • New robotic system designs for pandemics
  • Robots for epidemic satiation testing and measurement
  • Logistics, transportation and delivery robots
  • Robot-assisted emergency response
  • Artificial intelligence technologies and solutions for pandemics
  • Machine learning and data science solutions for pandemics
  • Robots for public health and safety
  • Disease prevention technologies
  • Robots for hospitality and patient care
  • Social robots for quarantine and social isolation
  • Robot for remote working efficiency and productivity
  • Virtual reality systems for pandemics
  • Autonomous systems for pandemics
  • Cognitive Robotic Systems for pandemics
  • Strategic suggestions for current and future challenges due to COVID-19
  • Social, emotional and psychological impact in pandemic
  • New directions of robotics solutions for post-pandemic era
  • Moral and ethical issues in deployment of robots for pandemics
  • Robotic related cultural issues, evolutions and shaping of humanity
  • Commercial and business robotic solutions for pandemics
  • Robotic investment, market, start-up and commercialization strategy/opportunities due to pandemics
  • Innovation strategies and methodologies in future robot development
  • Any other related material

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit the chapter by email to the editor: hooman.samani(AT)
  • Each chapter must be self-contained.
  • Authors should provide their chapters according to provided Word or LaTex templates and guidelines.
  • All references, tables, and all table/figure captions must be provided. Captions may be placed at the end of each chapter or within the text to serve as a notation for placement.
  • All appropriate source lines for any previously published material must be included in the figure/table captions.
  • Each chapter should include an abstract of 150-200 words.
  • Do not use capital letters or bold type for words that are to be emphasized–these should be written in italic type. Italics is most effective when used sparingly.
  • The author is responsible for obtaining all necessary permissions for copyrighted material.
  • All figures should be supplied as publication-ready art. Clear, sharp electronic line art and original photographs are ideal as these can be reproduced well and will enhance the quality of your book.
  • Taylor & Francis follows Chicago Manual of Style, 16th edition for reference style.
  • Artwork should be submitted as 1st generation files, whether vector graphic files such as .eps and .pdf, or halftones such as .tif, .jpeg, and .gif. These will provide the best results and are the ideal format for all artwork submissions. Bit-mapped graphics can result in poor quality and should be avoided.
  • All submitted chapters will be reviewed by the editor.
  • All of the typesetting and formatting will be finalized by the publisher.

Word and Latex Templates and guidelines:

Chapter should be provided electronically in Microsoft Word or LaTeX :

* Microsoft Word:

Authors should use this world template and follow the manuscript guideline:

Book Chapter Microsoft Word Template

Microsoft Word Guideline

  • Do not place any artwork within the text. Each chapter submitted should include two folders:
  • A text folder that includes the chapter and tables. Tables should be placed at the end of chapters with separate lines in the text such as “Insert Table 1.1 here.”
  • A figures folder. Do not include figures in the text as this lowers their resolution. Include separate lines such as “Insert Fig. 1.1 here.”

* LaTex

Authors should use following LaTex template and follow the manuscript guideline:

Latex Template

Latex Guideline