Singapore is getting creative in how to get people to properly social distance while in public.
On Friday, the government announced it would start deploying Spot, Boston Dynamics’ remote-controlled robot, at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to remind people to keep a safe distance from each other.
A four-legged robot will be patrolling Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to remind people of safe distancing measures starting from Friday (May 8).
Called Spot, the robot will assist with safe distancing efforts at parks, gardens and nature reserves managed by National Parks Board (NParks) and at parks managed by town councils.
The pilot trial is jointly conducted by NParks, and the Smart Nation and Digital Government Group (SNDGG).
The Spot robot will broadcast a recorded message reminding park visitors to observe safe distancing measures.
It is fitted with cameras, enabled by GovTech-developed video analytics, to help it estimate the number of visitors in the parks.
A video of Spot began circulating on the Internet and it’s definitely nightmare fuel.
Yeah, I would rather stay home than encounter one of these robots out in public.