Singapore has unveiled ‘Spot’, a dog-like robot that ensures park goers practice social distancing to avoid contracting COVID-19. The Boston Dynamics’ four-legged robot reminds people to keep a safe distance from one another with a recorded message. Spot is currently deployed in the Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park and equipped with cameras and built-in sensors that help it walk without colliding into anything.
Singapore unveiled a new mosquito breeding facility as part of its programme to fight dengue fever. Male insects infected with the Wolbachia bacteria do not bite, and when released into the wild to breed with females, their eggs do not hatch. The number of cases of the deadly illness has been dropping fast as scientists are trying to wipe out the the entire population of mosquitoes by making the female mosquito infertile.