Last month, a drone flew around New York City and instructed people to practice proper social distancing guidelines. Drones have been used by police departments in San Diego and Connecticut to warn people of the dangers of the novel coronavirus. State and local entities around the country are using drones manufactured and donated by Chinese company DJI for coronavirus distancing enforcement. In Singapore, they have a four-legged, dog-like robot equipped with cameras that patrols a park during the COVID-19 pandemic to remind people to social distance.
One of the creepiest and most dystopian things I've seen since the pandemic began: a terrifying camera-equipped remote-controlled robot patrols Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park in Singapore to -- for now -- warn about social distancing. Look at the fear. Story: https://t.co/12QfT1mcyZ pic.twitter.com/hBGUhmC7N7— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) May 8, 2020
► VIDEO: Welcome to the future of park wardens - Singapore unveils "Spot", a canine-like robot being deployed to enforce safe social distancing during the Covid-19 outbreak pic.twitter.com/zGZINlklxA— Irish Times Video (@irishtimesvideo) May 10, 2020
I had to double-check that this was real. It is real. This is a robot walking through a park reminding people to "social distance." To all the hysterics out there, this is your fault. This is the world you've created. https://t.co/pNKKLiJnMW— Tom Woods (@ThomasEWoods) May 9, 2020
A company in Massachusetts has developed a mobile robot to help in the assessment of potential coronavirus patients. Watch below.
Boston Dynamics' Spot is being trialled in parks in Singapore to ensure social distancing#ugv #robot #quadrupedbot #covid19 #singapore #unitedstates #socialdistancing #trial #experimentation #robotics pic.twitter.com/EPtlg8xPWN— Melanie Rovery (@MelanieRovery) May 11, 2020