By Kaya 959 Reporter
Singapore is testing robots that patrol the streets looking for “undesirable social behaviours.”
The two robots, called “Xavier,” have cameras that give them a 360-degree field of vision, and will search for people smoking in public, flouting Covid-19 rules, or illegally hawking, Singapore’s Home Team Science and Technology Agency announced on Sunday.
Data from Xavier’s cameras feeds into AI video analytics software, the agency said. “Once Xavier detects any of the above, it will trigger real-time alerts to the command-and-control centre,” the agency said.
Public officers can then “activate additional resources to respond to on-ground situations, when necessary,” it said.
The two robots will rove around the high-footfall area of Toa Payoh Central, and as well as alerting officers they will display messages that “educate” the public, the agency said.