New York City Police Plan to Use Robotic Dogs

From a Wall Street Journal story by Jimmy Vielkind headlined “NYPD Plans to Deploy Robotic Dogs”:

The New York Police Department will use more robots to fight crime, Mayor Eric Adams said.

The initiative includes the deployment of a “K5” unit in Times Square that will help beat officers with surveillance. The city also acquired two robotic dogs—which the NYPD calls “Digidogs”—that will be used at incidents such as hostage situations, officials said. Another device will shoot tracking devices onto suspect vehicles.