Watch this robot patrol a park to encourage social distancing

Publication/Creation Date
May 8 2020
CNN (creator)
Boston Dynamics (contributor)
Media Type
News Broadcast
Persuasive Intent
The Government of Singapore has started a two-week pilot program which uses Boston Dynamics' Spot robot to patrol public parks and remind people to practice social distancing during the Covid-19 pandemic. The robot is programmed with a pre-recorded message which says, "Let's keep Singapore healthy. For your own safety and for those around you, please stand at least one metre apart. Thank you". The robot is equipped with a camera which can help it estimate how many people are using the park. The Government has stated that it does not track or recognize specific individuals though. 
HCI Platform
Location on Body
Entire Body
Technology Keywords
Robots, Cameras

Related Items
Boston Dynamics
Date archived
May 18 2020
Last edited
May 18 2020
How to cite this entry
CNN. (May 8 2020). "Watch this robot patrol a park to encourage social distancing". Fabric of Digital Life.