Robotic technologies and artificial intelligence offer a variety of effective solutions in combating the pandemic. With highly contagious pathogens (such as the current SARS–CoV–2), it is crucial to reduce the time of direct contact with patients to protect and save lives of medical personal by limiting the risk f further infections. Robots can deliver medicines, blood tests, and food, and help with hospital logistics in general. At the same time, robotic technologies are assisting with monitoring vital signs in the ICU, and can also disinfect hospital wards autonomously. In this special session, followed by a panel discussion, we will question how far are we from the Hospitals of the Future, with an integrated Robotics infrastructure.