Singapore deploys robot ‘dog’ to encourage social distancing (photos)



Singapore has announced that henceforth it will be deploying robot dogs in an effort to help encourage people to practice social distancing as the country deals with the Coronavirus pandemic

On Friday, the government announced it would start deploying Spot, a famous yellow and black canine robot made by BostonDynamics’ at local parks and that the robot “dog” will patrol the local areas broadcasting a pre-recorded message to visitors to remind them of the importance of social distancing.

The robotic dog will be equipped with cameras that will scan the surroundings and help government officials estimate the number of people gathering in parks.

According to the government of Singapore, the robotic dog project will run in a limited trial for two weeks at one park during off-peak hours and if all goes well, authorities will consider expanding the program.


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