The NYPD continues to test the robot dogs from Boston Dynamics, now on real calls. The robots are equipped with cameras and light sources, which allows law enforcement officers to observe the surrounding situation in real time. The robot also has two-way communication and can use artificial intelligence when navigating the terrain.
On February 23, police in the Bronx responded to a call about an armed break-in at an apartment along with a robot dog named Digidog, a K-9 Spot model. Digi was sent to investigate the crime scene. It turned out that when entering the apartment, the criminals really used weapons.
The Digidog was already used by the police last year. Then he helped the police to arrest two armed men and the release of five hostages. "People wanted to eat, so we tied food to the robot". The same robot was previously used to help factory workers and evaluate patients with COVID-19.