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The NYPD deployed its new robotic dog to a home invasion crime scene in the Bronx on Tuesday morning, new video shows.
Video shows the blue and black, four-legged “Digidog” trotting along the sidewalk, joined by its handlers.
The videographer, Daniel Valls of FreedomNews.tv, wrote that the dog responded to a home invasion and barricaded situation on East 227th Street near White Plains Road in Wakefield.
The NYPD could not immediately confirm this late Tuesday morning.
Cops confirmed responding to that address for an unspecified reason, and finding no one there.
The “dog” weighs 70 pounds, can run about three-and-a-half miles per hour and climb stairs, members of the NYPD’s Technical Assistance Response Unit told ABC 7 back in December. It is covered in cameras and lights.
“This dog is going to save lives, protect people, and protect officers and that’s our goal,” TARU Inspector Frank Digiacomo said.
“This robot is able to use its artificial intelligence to navigate things, very complex environments,” NYPD TARU’s Deepu John added.
The department also deployed a robotic dog back in October to a Brooklyn shooting, after the gunman holed up in a nearby basement.