Singapore deploys robot ‘canine’ to encourage social distancing amid coronavirus pandemic

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Singapore is attempting a brand new means to get its residents follow social distancing amid coronavirus pandemic.

The authorities introduced Friday it will begin deploying Spot, Boston Dynamics’ well-known yellow and black canine robot, at one native park.

The the robot “dog” will patrol the native areas broadcasting a pre-recorded message to guests to remind them of the significance of social distancing.

The robotic canine will likely be outfitted with cameras that can scan the environment and assist authorities officers estimate the variety of individuals gathering in parks.

“These cameras will not be able to track and/or recognize specific individuals, and no personal data will be collected,” the federal government stated in an announcement.

“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 famous.

According to the federal government of Singapore, the robotic canine challenge will run in a restricted trial for 2 weeks at one park throughout off-peak hours and if all goes properly, authorities will take into account increasing this system.

Singapore has suffered an alarming spike in Coronavirus instances lately after being praised initially for his or her dealing with of the virus.

Spot, the four-legged robot “dog.”

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The creepy robot canine patrols the park

Since March 17, Singapore’s variety of confirmed Coronavirus instances grew from 266 to 21,707 instances, in accordance Johns Hopkins University which collates Covid-19 knowledge worldwide .

In March, Singapore launched a contact-tracing app that makes use of Bluetooth to assist customers discover out if that they had shut contact with somebody contaminated by the virus.