Boston Dynamics’ dog-like robot Spot used on social distancing patrol


Boston Dynamics‘ dog-like robot, Spot, is being used in a park in Singapore to help encourage social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic. 

“The robot isn’t really enforcing in Singapore. It’s just giving people information and encouraging them,” Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert said Friday on CNBC’s “Squawk Box.” “There’s a human nearby who can do whatever enforcement they decide is appropriate.” 

The robot can operate itself, but that is not how it’s being put to use in Singapore right now, Raibert said. There is a human who is helping steer it and deciding with whom to interact, he

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