The Kiwi company helping farmers operate robot dogs

A Kiwi company has developed technology to allow a robot dog help farmers in New Zealand control their stock alongside regular sheepdogs.

'Spot' the dog  was built  by US tech company Boston Dynamic and NZ company Rocos has developed software that allows farmers operate Spot remotely.

The robot has already helped patrol parks overseas during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rocos CEO and co-founder David Inggs told The Project on Thursday that these robots can also be used in construction sites since they can climb stairs and have heat and scanning senses.

He said they're working with Boston Dynamic on the ability to control the robots from remote locations. He hopes people will be able to buy multiple robots, deploy them into remote areas and use them through Rocos' software.

Watch his interview on The Project above.