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

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Covid-19: Singapore deploys robot

Singapore has announced that henceforth it’ll be deploying robot dogs in an effort to help encourage people to practise 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.

 

Covid-19: Singapore deploys robot

 

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.

“These cameras will not be able to track and/or recognize specific individuals, and no personal data will be collected,” the government said in a statement.

“Unlike wheeled robots, Spot works well across different terrains and can navigate obstacles effectively, making it ideal for operation in public parks and gardens,” it…



Source: Linda Ikeji