The concept of social distancing has become a familiar notion during a global pandemic. What about those essential workers, particularly in health care, who cannot avoid close interaction? According to the American Society for Mechanical Engineers, the implementation of service robots for public health will continue to grow. In 2019, medical robots accounted for 47 percent of all professional robots. This was mainly driven by surgical robots, whose duties include performing minimally invasive procedures. With the rising concerns related to COVID exposure, a new need emerged. UV rights are one method of disinfecting spaces, and autonomous mobile disinfection robots provided an alternative to placing a human employee in a contaminated environment. As an added benefit, these disinfecting robots can lend their use to varied environments, whether it’s disinfecting assembly lines or products themselves.