New York City to Deploy Robotic Dogs For Certain Events

The mayor of New York City announced that the New York Police Department would start using Boston Dymanics’ robotic dogs in certain situations, specifically life threatening situations.

The types of events the robotic dogs will be used in include hostage negotiations, counterterrorism incidents and other situation as warranted, according to Jeffrey Maddrey, chief of department.

New York City attempted to begin the program two years earlier but the public outrage forced the police department to reconsider which it has now done.