Social Distance Enforcing Robots Are Here.

The Boston Dynamics Spot robot is being used in a pilot program in Singapore.

The pilot program relies on the Spot Robot to ensure that social distancing measures are being followed in parks. The robot will be used to inform citizens in the parks during nonpeak hours, and the program will run for a period of two weeks.

The Spot robot will be controlled remotely with recorded instructions.

The company states that the robot will know if social distancing measures are being followed as, “It has in-built algorithms to detect an object or person within 1 metre of its proximity to avoid collision. SPOT will be accompanied by at least one NParks officer during the trial period.”