Robot dogs are now assisting the United States with border control

Something strange is going on at the US-Mexico border. Robot dogs, as they are known, are a familiar sight along the border, which the US has spent a significant amount of money to secure from trespassers. These four-legged robots are replacing humans at the border, which the US claims are critical given the almost 2000-mile region in hospitability.

Because the bordering climate is harsh, robot dogs, according to US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), are more equipped to patrol the border than human officers. The US intends to keep an eye on its borders with these robot canines, which will roam the region indefinitely.

However, experts say that this is not the reason why the United States is so enthusiastic about robot dogs.

Despite the fact that the United States describes the region as inhospitable, there are settlements of people living there, and they are generally paranoid because scenes of robots with four legs and no head are something out of a sci-fi movie.

To put it another way, what the United States is doing may herald the arrival of a dystopian future of surveillance.

According to The Guardian, the US-Mexico border is a testing ground for developing technology, which includes gadgets and systems for monitoring and policing. And, in the name of security, the administration is so confident in the deployment of new technologies in this region that it has casually dismissed warnings from residents.

Activists claim that these surveillance and enforcement technologies, such as robot dogs, make the US-Mexico border more dangerous for migrants. This is the polar opposite of what the United States has started.

People have dubbed the border the "smart wall" because it is infested with new technologies, and they believe it does not represent progress in the process of imposing law and order. Robot dogs fall into only one group, and the United States has previously utilized them to monitor the country and its residents.

Massachusetts police released these robot canines throughout the city in 2019, while Honolulu police utilised these four-legged bots last year to remotely screen folks strolling in the open for Covid and even monitor their temperatures from afar.

For these robot dogs, the US government has worked with Ghost Robotics. The company argues that their robots are just what the government requires. "It's a tough, quadruped robot," said Gavin Kenneally, Ghost Robotics' chief product officer. "It travels across all forms of natural terrains, such as sand, rocks, and hills, as well as man-made surroundings, such as stairs." That is why you want legs rather than tracks."