One of the robotic dogs deployed by the Geotechnical Engineering Office to collect data on potential landslides. Photo: Handout One of the robotic dogs deployed by the Geotechnical Engineering Office to collect data on potential landslides. Photo: Handout
One of the robotic dogs deployed by the Geotechnical Engineering Office to collect data on potential landslides. Photo: Handout

Robotic dogs, ‘Smart Barriers’ among new landslide prevention measures touted by outgoing head of Hong Kong’s Geotechnical Engineering Office

  • The robotic dogs are equipped with high definition cameras and lidar sensors, and help engineers gather data in adverse conditions
  • The ‘Smart Barriers’, meanwhile, can consolidate as much data in a month as human engineers can gather in half a year

Topic |   Hong Kong environmental issues
One of the robotic dogs deployed by the Geotechnical Engineering Office to collect data on potential landslides. Photo: Handout One of the robotic dogs deployed by the Geotechnical Engineering Office to collect data on potential landslides. Photo: Handout
One of the robotic dogs deployed by the Geotechnical Engineering Office to collect data on potential landslides. Photo: Handout
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