A four-legged robot will be patrolling this park in Singapore 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. It
It 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 although the government claims there is no recognition software onboard.
It looks terrifying – and the residents do not seem to like it very much. I can’t blame them!