Singapore releases robot hounds to enforce social distancing

Singapore releases robot hounds to enforce social distancing

Singapore has begun trialing robot dogs to enforce social distancing in its parks. The robot, designed by Boston Dynamics SPOT, has been programmed to roam a 3 kilometer stretch in the River Plains section of Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park during off-peak hours. A recorded message will be broadcast from SPOT to remind park visitors to observe safe distancing measures. SPOT is also fitted with cameras.

Chris
Chris
fish
fish 2 weeks

“Spot is also fitted with a camera and a plasma rifle with a thirty watt range.” “Hey buddy, just what you see on the shelf.” “Wrong.”

Max Bants
Max Bants 2 weeks

Oh. Great. Wonderful. Fantastic. This is just fantastic. We're just doing Robocop are we? Great. Just great. What could possibly go wrong? Certainly not the events of almost every sci-fi game and movie for the past 25 years. Definitely not! Deploy the robot dogs to literally herd people like sheep. Fantastic...

Ian..
Ian.. 2 weeks

Cool, free robot parts

Mac
Mac 2 weeks

Walk up stairs. Robot dog. Blink twice. Walk back downs stairs. As my mind plays random movie plots in my head

Austin
Austin 2 weeks

Simple solution: -Aquire cheap taser -aquire knife, icepick, sharp metal thing -insulate handle and attatch taser to knife -full face cover -zapstab

O'Brien
O'Brien 2 weeks

Betting that Spot will be stolen before first shift is up.

ladin
ladin 2 weeks

Ya know, I read a lot of books that started out this way and none of them ended well for people. Just sayin.

david phillips
david phillips 2 weeks

So are we headed for the Matrix Terminator or the Jetsons. I hope it's the Jetsons I kinda like the way it works out for humans.

F G
F G 2 weeks

Can this get anymore dystopian?

Pedro Rodriguez
Pedro Rodriguez 2 weeks

Powered by Microsoft...

Unkars Thug
Unkars Thug 2 weeks

At least we know what form the endless CGI army will take in the movie of our lives.

Seekster
Seekster 2 weeks

Crap that looks terrifying. Have you seen those things run?

ConcealCarryProtect
ConcealCarryProtect 2 weeks

Guy performing CPR on a jogger who collapsed after severe hypoxia and hypercarbia from a collapsed lung and fell into cardiac arrest: "Call for help" Robot dog: I'm going to need you to back up 6 ft bud.

IvoryDove
IvoryDove 2 weeks

Spit your gum on the sidewalk and SPOT will rip your leg off!

Unkars Thug
Unkars Thug 2 weeks

This story has appeared for several days straight.

WWG1WGA
WWG1WGA 2 weeks

Perfect for buck shot. I can hold my wife's hand when and wherever I want.

Change Matters
Change Matters 2 weeks

The only one that got through is the guy that bribed the guards with freshly folded blankets.

Ameritexican
Ameritexican 2 weeks

"Cry ' Havoc!,' and let slip the dogs of war."

SilverFangBlackWing
SilverFangBlackWing 2 weeks

I know it’s creepy, but it doesn’t have any weapons. Yet. It’s just plays a message at you like a walking speaker.

The 9Revan9
The 9Revan9 2 weeks

Yay, another Black Mirror episode had come to life.

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