A yellow robot dog called Spot who rose to fame for dancing to the hit song “Uptown Funk” and has been deployed to patrol a park in Singapore and to ensure that people follow social distance Do it.
The high-tech hound is remote-controlled and can easily climb all types of terrains, which its creators say could mean wheeled robots cannot.
As it grooves through the park, the spot – which has the same name as the popular fictional puppy – uses cameras to estimate the number of visitors.
And to ensure robotic explosions out the message where corona stays away to limit the spread of jogging and walkers: “. Please stand at least one meter apart, for your own safety and for those around you. “
The spot, which spans three kilometers (1.8 mi) of the park, also has sensors to ensure that it does not hit people.
Developed by the US company Boston Dynamics, the spot is best known for a video where the robot showed off his moves by stopping Mark Ronson on “Uptown Funk” – and has been viewed more than 6.8 million times on YouTube.
On a recent outing, curious viewers stopped watching the spot as the four-legged invention passed on their phones and snapped pictures.
Gu Feng Min, a visitor from China who took off for a walk, said the robot was “cute” and “useful for determining how crowded the place is”.
Although others had misunderstandings.
Local resident Simon Neo told AFP, “I think it’s going to be really chilling in a way – something is looking around and I’m not sure how it will react when I go near it.”
Singapore officials have stated privacy concerns that Spot’s cameras cannot track or identify specific individuals and no personal data will be collected.
More than 29,000 virus cases have been reported in the city-state, most of them deaths of migrant workers and 22 people living in the dormitory.