Singapore Uses Headless Robot Dogs To Enforce COVID-19 Lockdown


During the coronavirus shutdown, a robot dog is used to impose social distancing between parks in Singapore.

The 4-legged remote-controlled computer called SPOT respectfully asks joggers and cyclists to remain apart in the green spaces of the city-state.

Built by Boston Dynamics and recruited by authorities in Singapore to help combat coronavirus infections, the robotdog was first deployed Friday in a central park.It’s part of a two-week trial that could see the robotic contraption join other robots policing Singapore’s green spaces during a nationwide lockdown.

“Let’s keep Singapore healthy,” the yellow and black robodog named SPOT says in English as it roams around.

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“Please stand at least one meter apart for your own protection and those around you. Thank you,” it says, in a softly spoken female voice.

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