Little Dog Spot, DARPA’s Bost Dynamics’ smaller killer droid, in action.
A four-legged ‘robot dog’ fitted with cameras is now patrolling a popular park in Singapore to enforce the social distancing measures of local authorities.
Instead of barking, the semi-autonomous robot – of Boston Dynamics fame – named “Spot” speaks ‘softly’ in a prerecorded English female voice.
“For your own safety and for those around you, please stand at least one meter apart. Thank you,” Spot tells park visitors. “Let’s keep Singapore healthy.”
Hear that, Singapore? Next time it’ll be Big Spot and he won’t speak “softly.” I suppose these things should be targeted, front and sides, like a deer. Assume it’s lightly armored.