Technology has come a long way. Introducing you – SPOT the four-legged robot. It will be helping out with safe distancing operations at Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park.
The trial will begin on Friday (May 8). The robot will move around the River Plains section of the park during off-peak hours, said the National Parks Board (NParks), Smart Nation and Digital Government Office and Government Technology Agency — the authorities behind the pilot trial.
The robot will broadcast a recorded message to remind park visitors to observe safe distancing. It is also suited with cameras to estimate the number of visitors in the park.
In a joint press release on Friday (May 8), the authorities added that if the trial is successful, Spot could be used at the park during peak hours in the morning and evening, or at other parks such as the Jurong Lake Gardens.