New York police got rid of their Digidog, a Spot robot from Boston Dynamics

The New York Police Department (NYPD) previously rented a Spot robot, which was painted blue in its original yellow paint and equipment, and took to the streets to fight crime. He also earned his nickname Digidog, but is now from The New York Times we learn that the NYPD returned it.

According to Boston Dynamics, Spot can be especially suitable for tasks related to maintenance, surveillance, space mapping, while this robot is very mobile and has no problem with stairs or difficult terrain, which it can handle, of course, mainly because it moves on four legs.

For the safety of police officers and innocent citizens, the borrowed Digidog has also been used in the New York police service in cases of robbery or hostage-taking situations since last October. It was at this time, however, that the American police began to be criticized (among other things) for spending money on various unnecessary toys, and challenges arose that he preferred to really serve his communities. In this case, however, it is also the very use of the robot in repressive forces, which, especially on the Internet, got a negative touch and Digidog simply disliked it.

The NYPD has also been reprimanded for just borrowing a robot for $ 94,000 for $ 75,000, but the two amounts may involve very different things, and now that Digidog has been returned, its loan seems clearly better, as as a result, a significant part of the amount set aside did not have to be paid. The robot thus traveled back to Boston Dynamics before the scheduled date in August.

Boston Dynamics now plans to launch a new robot called Stretch, which will be used by warehouses. It is basically a mobile robotic arm that can very deftly manipulate boxes or other objects, which it can capture with its suction cups.

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