Robot dog used to enforce social distancing in Singapore parks during coronavirus lockdown

My favourite cyber-corona story so far. I wonder if the dog will let you tickle its tummy?…:

A ROBOT dog is being used to enforce social distancing across parks in Singapore during the coronavirus lockdown.

The remote-controlled four-legged machine named SPOT politely asks joggers and cyclists to stay apart in the city-state’s green spaces.

 The remote-controlled four-legged machine politely asks joggers and cyclists to stay apart
The remote-controlled four-legged machine politely asks joggers and cyclists to stay apart Credit: Reuters
 The robot named SPOT is being used to enforce social distancing across parks in Singapore
The robot named SPOT is being used to enforce social distancing across parks in Singapore Credit: AFP or licensors
 The yellow and black machine has been enlisted by Singapore authorities to help curb coronavirus infections
The yellow and black machine has been enlisted by Singapore authorities to help curb coronavirus infections Credit: AFP or licensors

The robodog, built by Boston Dynamics and enlisted by Singapore authorities to help curb coronavirus infections, was first deployed in a central park on Friday.

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.

“For your own safety and for those around you, please stand at least one metre apart. Thank you,” it adds, in a softly-spoken female voice.

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