Medical technology companies are rolling out robots and drones to help fight it and provide services and care to those quarantined or practicing social distancing. The COVID-19 pandemic has fast-tracked the "testing" of robots and other technologies as officials seek out the most expedient and safe way to grapple with the outbreak and limit contamination and spread of the virus. The aviation industry needs to assess and evaluate the use of automation and robotics to meet the increased demand for enhanced cleaning and sanitation to mitigate the impacts of communicable diseases and make the aviation system safer for passengers and employees. Moving toward a touchless travel experience; using biometric identity verification at check-in, bag drop locations and at security checkpoints; and using digital identification and payment methods all require an assessment and evaluation stage of the most promising technologies focused on airport issues and requirements.
Idea No. 492