The world’s first robocop has been unveiled in Dubai and will be patrolling streets from tomorrow onward.
The 5 ft 5in tall robot can read facial expressions and will be used by members of the public to report crime and pay traffic fines.
Multi-lingual crime-fighting robots will make up a quarter of the city’s police force by 2030, according to officials.
The robocop is part of the Emirates’ planned robot police force and was unveiled at a three-day long Gulf Information Security and Expo Conference on Sunday.
The conference finishes tomorrow at which point the robocop will be released onto Dubai streets to tackle real crime.
‘The launch of the world’s first operational Robocop is a significant milestone for the Emirate and a step towards realising Dubai’s vision to be a global leader in smart cities technology adoption’, said Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser Al Razzouqi, Director-General of Smart Services for the police in Dubai.
‘With an aim to assist and help people in the malls or on the streets, the Robocop is the latest smart addition to the force and has been designed to help us fight crime, keep the city safe and improve happiness levels’, he said.
The announcement about plans for a robot police force was made at the 11 Best Police Practices Forum held in Dubai in March.
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