You know in some apocalyptic movies, they have scenes of drones keeping people indoors (for whatever reasons)? Fortunately, we are not there, yet. Though, it is kind of happening in China and now, in Singapore.

Singapore government will be deploying Boston Dynamics Spot in one park as a pilot to use the robot dog to remind people using the park of safe distancing. In this pilot which will last for 2-week, Spot will prowl over 1.86 miles (3 kilometers) section of the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, accompanied by a National Park officer.

Boston Dynamics Spot in Singapore

Spot will be broadcasting a recorded message to remind park visitors to observe safe distancing measures. Well, that part, sounds a little desolated.

Anyways… Spot is outfitted with cameras with video analytic capability to collect data of the number of visitors to the park. However, it will not be able to track or recognize individuals, and no personal data will be collected. So, it is not desolated after all. Or at least not yet.

Thankfully, this robot dog is lacking of a head and a jaw. If not, it will be like Decepticons taking over the park.

Images: YouTube (The Straits Times)/ST Photo (Gin Tay).

Source: designboom.

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