During moments of stringent prohibition imposed in the country because to the Corona virus, videos showed robotic dogs strolling around the human-free streets of Shanghai, China, screaming at inhabitants to stay in their homes and howling with safety warnings over a loudspeaker put on the backs of robots.
The robots are fashioned after ‘Spot,’ a four-legged robot produced by Boston Dynamics, and are comparable to ‘AlphaDogs,’ Chinese-made robot dogs that utilize artificial intelligence to’see’ and ‘hear.’
After purchasing the robot dog, it appears that the local government’s budget was limited, as they had to use masking tape to attach the speakers to the robotic box.
In China, officials have apparently begun using drones to convey instructions to citizens, and robot dogs aren’t the only machine being used to enforce a new stringent lockdown.
After a jump in viral cases in March, Shanghai, China’s most populated city, is currently under the most severe epidemic lockdown, with citizens unable to leave their houses to collect boxes.
On April 3, Shanghai recorded less than 8,500 cases, compared to 143,300 illnesses in the United Kingdom during the weekend, but it appears that the Chinese authorities are not taking any chances while other countries relax their prohibitions.
Robotic dogs, often known as ‘four-legged,’ are becoming more sophisticated, navigating their environments and staying upright using complicated artificial intelligence.
The ancient Roman city of Pompeii, which was destroyed about 2,000 years ago by a volcanic eruption, has been explored by a Boston Dynamics quadruped aircraft named “Spot.”
For ages, tomb raiders and archaeologists have sought out Pompeii, but the city is now too ancient to safely investigate much of it. However, the “spot” option allows caregivers to identify risky regions, monitor things, and keep humans safe while those procedures are taking place.
This is how they transmit announcements in Shanghai, which is on full lockdown.
#Shanghai #COVID #Lockdown pic.twitter.com/5kJdLrnL8p Robot Dog + Speakers
March 29, 2022 — Jay in Shanghai (@JayinShanghai)