Robot dog on virus park patrol in Singapore

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Observer role
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Observer role

A yellow robot dog called Spot, which found fame online for dancing to hit song 'Uptown Funk', has been deployed to patrol a Singapore park and ensure people observe social distancing.

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Hi-tech hound
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Hi-tech hound

The hi-tech hound is remote-controlled and can clamber easily over all types of terrain, which its creators say means it can go where wheeled robots cannot.

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Constant vigil
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Constant vigil

As it trots through the park, Spot - who has the same name as the popular fictional puppy - uses cameras to estimate the number of visitors.

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Safety message
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Safety message

The robot blasts out a message to ensure joggers and walkers keep their distance to limit the spread of the coronavirus: "For your own safety and for those around you, please stand at least one metre apart. Thank you."

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No bumping around
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No bumping around

Spot, which is being trialled over a 3 km stretch of the park, also has sensors to ensure it does not bump into people.

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