10 May First Was Robot Car At Bedok Reservoir Park, And Now 4 Legged Robot Spotted At Bishan Park.
A four-legged robot will be patrolling Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park to remind people of safe distancing measures starting from Friday (May 8).
Called Spot, the robot will assist with safe distancing efforts at parks, gardens and nature reserves managed by National Parks Board (NParks) and at parks managed by town councils.
The Spot robot will broadcast a recorded message reminding park visitors to observe safe distancing measures.
It is fitted with cameras, enabled by GovTech-developed video analytics, to help it estimate the number of visitors in the parks.
The cameras, however, will not be able to track or recognize specific individuals, neither will it collect any personal data.
As it is controlled remotely, less manpower is needed for park patrols, helping to minimize physical contact among staff, safe distancing ambassadors and park visitors. This helps to lower their risk of exposure to the Covid-19 virus.