May 23, 2017
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World’s First Robocop Reports for Duty in Dubai

Heads up, sci-fi fans: Dubai just hired an interesting addition to its already impressive fleet of security force. At 5 feet, 5 inches (1.65m) the 100kg Robocop was officially introduced to the public last Sunday during the Gulf Information Security Expo and Conference (GISEC).

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Where can I stop a Dubai Robocop?

Plans are in place to situate the Robocop in Dubai’s busy areas starting this Tuesday evening, right after the end of the 3-day conference. The Robocop—which is capable of reading facial expressions and of understanding six languages, can also shake hands, offer a military salute, and answer queries from the public. Pedestrians can use the tablet fitted into the Robocop to pay fines and report crimes.

Dubai Police’s Director-General of Smart Services, Brigadier-General Khalid Nasser al Razzouqi said the integration of modern technology in their police force is indicative of “Dubai’s vision to be a global leader in smart cities technology adoption.” He adds, “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.”

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Officials are hopeful that by 2030, these patrolling robots will make up a quarter of the police force. 

Are you looking forward to bumping into the Robocop during his daily rounds? Let us know below!