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Topic Reading-Vol.2957-5/16/2020

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2020/05/16 Topic Reading-Vol.2957-5/16/2020

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Coronavirus: Robot dog enforces social distancing in Singapore park

Nowadays, it is more like a health rather than a security concern to monitor public places like parks, stations, and airports. There are a variety of devices to monitor how crowded those places are or how close people are standing or walking, such as CCTV cameras, drones, head-mount cameras, or smartphone apps. But how about a robot dog?

Singapore was one of the earliest and strictest enforcers of social distancing policies to prevent the coronavirus from spreading. Now, they also want to be an early adopter of a new robot to patrol public parks. They’ve deployed a robo-dog, made by Boston Dynamics, that walks around a popular park measuring the distance of people and sound a warning to those who stay in less than one-meter parameter. This robo-dog walks smoothly with its four legs and looks unique enough to draw visitors’ attention. A quite effective patrolling robot, isn’t it? Also, the warning sounds in a friendly manner and ends with “Thank you,” a nice touch for a patrol robot. Also, since robots are free from coronavirus, people may feel safer to be patrolled and warned.

Enjoy watching the video to learn about this unique approach to keep social distance.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-52619568/coronavirus-robot-dog-enforces-social-distancing-in-singapore-park

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