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CNN Business is reporting that Singapore is deploying Spot, the Boston Dynamics’ famous yellow and black canine robot, to encourage social distancing in a local park. The question is are you ready to be spied by a robotic “man’s best friend?” And not any old dog, but an amazing wonder dog that is an ultra-sophisticated spying machine. And only can you imagine that one day they will be equipped with Tasers! Can you imagine that?

Spot’s built-in stereo cameras produce 3D point clouds, enabling the robot to map its surroundings and avoid obstacles. These cameras are high-definition, and can produce color images, 3D mapping, consider adding a Spot CAM or LIDAR to the system.

Singapore’s government said Friday that it had picked the model for its agility. “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 noted.

Boston Dynamics says, that: “Spot’s base platform provides advanced mobility and perception to navigate stairs, gravel, and rough terrain. Collect 2D and 3D information with on-board sensors and add payloads provided by Boston Dynamics or third-parties to enhance Spot’s sensing and data-processing capabilities.”

Spot, is a four-legged robot “dog that can run uphill, mount stairs, and even get you a drink, according to Boston Dynamics. Spot has been used in such industries such as construction, entertainment, oil and gas, mining, utility, and health care.


The four-legged robot “dog” will patrol the area starting this weekend and broadcast a pre-recorded message to visitors to remind them of the importance of social distancing, authorities said. The device will also be equipped with cameras that will scan the surroundings and help officials estimate the number of people gathering in parks, they said.

“These cameras will not be able to track and/or recognize specific individuals, and no personal data will be collected,” the government said in a statement.

Singapore deploys robot ‘dog’ to encourage social distancing