Roaming ‘Robodog’ Tells Singapore Park Goers To Maintain Social Distance

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Singapore: A robot dog enlisted by Singaporean authorities to help curb coronavirus infections in the city-state politely asks joggers and cyclists to stay apart.

The remote-controlled, four-legged machine built by robotics specialist Boston Dynamics was first deployed in a central park on Friday as part of a two-week trial that could see it join other robots policing green spaces during a nationwide lockdown.

Despite the niceties, breaches of Singapore’s strict lockdown rules can result in hefty fines and even jail.

The nation of 5.7 million people has more than 21,000 cases, one of the highest tallies in Asia, largely due to mass infections among migrant workers living in cramped dormitories in areas little visited by tourists.

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